This is just a place to collect thoughts and bibliographic information related to my master’s thesis.

Initial Books:

Benzon, William. (2002).  Beethoven’s Anvil: Music in Mind and Culture.

Mithen, Stephen. (2005).  The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, and Body.


Patel, Aniruddh D. (2008). Music, Language and the Brain.

Changizi, Marc. (2011). Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man.

Cook, Perry R. (2001). Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound: An Introduction to Psychoacoustics.

Rebuschat, Rohrmeier, Hawkins, Cross. (2011). Language and Music as Cognitive Systems.

Nicholas Bannan. (2012). Music, Language, and Human Evolution.

Honing, Henkjan (2011). Musical Cognition. A Science of Listening.


Bown, Oliver

Collins, Nick

Di Scipio, Agostino

Holopainen, Risto

Honing, Henkjan

Lartillot, Olivier

Maxwell, James B.

McCormack, Jon

Patel, Aniruddh D.

Wiggins, Geraint


• cognition of music and language

• the intersection of language and music; performed, perceived, organized sound

• an autonomous, intelligent agent to listen, analyze, and make sound in response

• conversational 

•  …


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