Seminar – Why do we Sing? Evolution and Primal Sound

Wednesday 11th November 10am-1pm

We begin by considering the basic question of why we sing. This is investigated from an evolutionary and anthropological perspective, and gives us insights into the benefits of singing for health and wellbeing.

• Emotional voice, the difference between speech and song
• What are basic emotions and are they hard-wired from birth?
• Singing uses different parts of the brain
• Learning and experiencing, mirror neurons

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