The singing Neanderthals : the origins of music, language, mind, and body / Steven Mithen.
Cambridge, Mass. :
Harvard University Press,
|Edition:||1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed.|
Table of Contents:
- The mystery of music : the need for an evolutionary history of music
- pt. 1: The present. More than cheesecake? : the similarities and differences between music and language
- Music without language : the brain, aphasia, and musical savants
- Language without music : acquired and congenital amusia
- The modularity of music and language : music processing within the brain
- Talking and singing to baby : brain maturation, language learning, and perfect pitch
- Music hath charms and can heal : music, emotion, medicine, and intelligence
- pt. 2: The past. Grunts, barks, and gestures : communication by monkeys and apes
- Songs on the savannah : the origin of "hmmmm" communication
- Getting into rhythm : the evolution of bipedalism and dance
- Imitating nature : communication about the natural world
- Singing for sex : Is music a product of sexual selection?
- The demands of parenthood : human life history and emotional development
- Making music together : the significance of cooperation and social bonding
- Neanderthals in love : "hmmmmm" communication by Homo neanderthalensis
- The origin of language : the origin of Homo sapiens and the segmentation of "hmmmmm"
- A mystery explained, but not diminished : modern human dispersal, communicating with the gods, and the remnants of "hmmmmm."