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Title: Theoretical and computational models of cohesion, competition and maladaptation in the evolution of human musical behaviour
Author: Bown, Oliver Roland
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 6378
Awarding Body: Goldsmiths College (University of London)
Current Institution: Goldsmiths College (University of London)
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis is concerned with the evolution of musical behaviour in humans, considered on a broad theoretical level. Drawing on key theoretical developments in the evolution of human culturai behaviour, and the potential interaction between culture and biological evolution, I propose that music has evolved through a feedback process between human cultural systems and human physiology that places its origin not in any adaptive function but in the non-functional consequences of complex dynamical systems in particular, systems in which cultural systems strongly determine relative individual fitness.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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