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The course will explore the tone combinations that humans consider consonant or dissonant, the scales we use, and the emotions music elicits, all of which provide a rich set of data for exploring music and auditory aesthetics in a biological framework. Analyses of speech and musical databases are consistent with the idea that the chromatic scale (the set of tones used by humans to create music), consonance and dissonance, worldwide preferences for a few dozen scales from the billions that are possible, and the emotions elicited by music in different cultures all stem from the relative similarity of musical tonalities and the characteristics of voiced (tonal) speech. Like the phenomenology of visual perception, these aspects of auditory perception appear to have arisen from the need to contend with sensory stimuli that are inherently unable to specify their physical sources, leading to the evolution of a common strategy to deal with this fundamental challenge....

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GS

Jun 11, 2017

Great course, very informative for anyone who wishes to explore deeper aspects of music that have to do with biology and psychology.

AW

Mar 14, 2017

Natural scientific approach to music; this is definitely a new perspective on music and acoustics in general.

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par Pablo C

Nov 13, 2017

Awesome. This is probably the best online course I've ever taken.

par Hooman S

Mar 24, 2016

Fantastic

par Julio C G L

Aug 09, 2017

Excelente curso.

par Al-Rashid J

Jun 21, 2018

Great course. I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed his previous course "Visual Perception and the Brain".

par Tamara L

Jun 18, 2017

Amazing Course! Thank You!

par Juan A C B

Nov 30, 2017

Excellent

par Julián A G M

Jan 12, 2018

¡Excelente curso, gracias por la oportunidad de aprendizaje!

par Erich C

Oct 03, 2016

Very interesting, a stimulating and in depth course!

par Fernando V

Apr 12, 2018

It was a nice experience to learn about the Biology of the music. Very complete and explained course. Thanks

par Karen B

May 21, 2017

Excelente curso, me encanto.

100% Recomendado

par James A

Oct 17, 2017

This is an exceptional course, with very intriguing information about why we like the music we like.

par Praveen K

Jul 27, 2017

A great Course !

par Hanwen D

Sep 22, 2017

Very nice scheduled course!

par Muntassir H

Sep 16, 2019

It was an amazing experience studying this.

par Miguelina G

Aug 29, 2019

Excelente curso, entusiasmada para aprender más. Gracias!

par john d

Oct 19, 2018

I enjoyed the course even though it seemed to raise as many questions about music as it answered. As a song writer, I am constantly searching for that special melody which combines both voice and guitar, a combination not mentioned in the course. It seems like voice and music instruments for a unique relationship in music that I love.

par Rakshak T

May 02, 2016

Very informative and interesting. However the quizzes didn't coincide well with the lectures.

par Julian B C

Dec 06, 2016

Very interesting, specially in evaluating how necessary the complexity in music is for composers.

par Tal K

Sep 11, 2017

I learned a lot from this course! So interesting! Not having a scientific background, I found some concepts a bit challenging and took some effort to get. But once understood I was amazed and was well worth the time put in!

par Mäynard S

Jan 26, 2016

The content is great. But there's not a lot of activity on the discussion boards, and there are some technical issues with the quizzes (using future lesson material on current quizzes). But the content is really fascinating.

par MIGUEL A C G

Jul 11, 2017

Muy bueno

par Kimiko S

Sep 19, 2016

I enjoyed learning this class. I was interested in the scientific aspect of music.

par Linda t B

Aug 18, 2016

An interesting course about some biological aspects in music as well as some comparing examples between cultural styles.

par Claire C

Sep 11, 2016

The very dull voice of the teacher makes him sound as if he is bothered about teaching the course.

interesting info otherwise.

par David B

Aug 03, 2016

Interesting and well presented. I completed the entire course, all lectures and assignments. However, week 1 is persistently listed as "overdue" even though it was actually completed ahead of time. Please remove from the "overdue" status which incessantly prompts me to join an upcoming new session. I enjoyed the course but this technical snafu is annoying.