|Cover of The Scientist, Vol. 31, Issue 3 on Music|
Music’s universality in humans, combined with its fundamental social and cultural roles, is convincing evidence to some that our musicality is adaptive.
Are musical tendencies the product of culture, or have they evolved along with our abilities to produce and process music?
If these properties are absent in some cultures, they can’t be strictly determined by something in the biologySee the full issue here.