November 2017 MIMM Journal Club
Nov 3, 2017
12:30PM to 1:30PM
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Canada
Date(s) - 03/11/2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Our first meeting will be held on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 12:30pm in Room 204 of the Psychology Building at McMaster University!
For those of you who are new:
Brown, S. (in progress). Dance as the evolutionary origin of rhythmic entrainment in humans
An ecologically-valid approach to the evolutionary origins of rhythmic entrainment in humans has to address not one but two key issues: first, the capacity to generate acoustic rhythms, and second, the ability to entrain body movements to them. Most research in this area has ignored the first issue altogether and has instead placed all of the emphasis on entrainment skills per se. But this begs the question of how auditory rhythms came to be generated in the first place. I discuss here evolutionary models that attempt to rectify this problem by explicitly linking the mechanisms of body entrainment to the mechanisms of sound generation.
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