January 31st, 2011 | brainjuice
- Music and spirituality may be legacies of motherese: expert
"Professor Parncutt said one of the most compelling arguments is that music is based on ‘motherese’, a universal form of sonic and gestural communication between mothers and infants, which probably emerged between one and two million years ago as brain size increased and the gestation period of humans shortened. As infants became increasingly fragile, mother-infant communication became increasingly important for survival…"
(tags:history language music )