A simulation theory of musical expressivity

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the causal basis of our ability to attribute emotions to music, developing and synthesizing the existing arousal, resemblance and persona theories of musical expressivity to do so. The principal claim is that music hijacks the simulation mechanism of the brain, a mechanism which has evolved to detect one's own and other people's emotions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)191-207
    Number of pages17
    JournalAUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
    Volume88
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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