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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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Sep 22, 2016

This course has helped me to understand biological psychology of humans towards music. Based on this knowledge i am confident to create music which will seem good to the ears of humans.


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.

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par Sergei R

Apr 28, 2017

Great theory about music origins! thank you) was enjoyed!

par Erich C

Oct 03, 2016

Very interesting, a stimulating and in depth course!

par Walerson S C

Mar 29, 2016

Nice approach of great issues! Highly recommended!

par Karen B

May 21, 2017

Excelente curso, me encanto.

100% Recomendado

par Muntassir H

Sep 16, 2019

It was an amazing experience studying this.

par Theo L

Apr 23, 2018

Really informative and superbly in depth

par Aoyu Z

May 21, 2017

that's useful, intriguing and fantastic!

par Alan d J G R

Jan 13, 2018

De los mejores cursos que he tomado.

par Bart S

Mar 01, 2016

do this course again, great course!

par Kondrateva E A

Aug 03, 2017

Very good and interesting course

par Hanwen D

Sep 22, 2017

Very nice scheduled course!

par Tamara L

Jun 18, 2017

Amazing Course! Thank You!

par Stephanie T

May 20, 2017

Incredibly good :)

par Valeria S

Aug 09, 2016

Excellent course!

par Julio C G L

Aug 09, 2017

Excelente curso.

par Praveen K

Jul 27, 2017

A great Course !

par Poncho B

Mar 06, 2020

very helpful

par Natouchka M F

Feb 26, 2020

Excellent 🤩

par Sarah G d S

Oct 03, 2018


par Krisztian H

Jun 13, 2017

Very good!

par Juanjo R C

Dec 06, 2017

Genial :)

par Juan A C B

Nov 30, 2017


par Hooman S

Mar 24, 2016


par Miguel Á T

Jun 24, 2018


par Ron L

Apr 16, 2018

The content of the course is absolute gold. The course provides some answers (or at least partial answers) to very intriguing questions in music: Why these notes and not others? Why is a minor scale "sad" ? and other related questions. The only real issue is the that the quiz questions are just garbage, so be prepared to be frustrated that after learning some new material and having some real "aha!" moments you will fail the quiz because the questions don't really seem to reflect the important points.