The singing Neanderthals : the origins of music, language, mind, and body / Steven Mithen.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Mithen, Steven J.
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007, c2006.
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."