Spreading the Word: Where Music Comes From?

Music is a human universal. All over the world, across all cultures and times, people have created, listened to, and enjoyed (or hated) music. Arguably, it’s not just us. Some of our fellow Earth inhabitants engage in what sounds very much like music, even to our ears. But where does music come from? Why do we do it? In this video, four current hypotheses are presented, all evolution-based. Personally, I think it’s a very complex phenomenon, and it is unlikely that we have evolved a specific musical skill or preference for some single, particular reason. Similar to pet patting or the love of cheesecake. Watch the video to find out more about these and other interesting interpretations of our musicality. Enjoy and keep on humming!

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, I hope to share an insightful and thought-provoking article or video every weekend. I feel it is essential to care for our physical and mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling to find meaning. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” posts are an online version of sharing meaningful stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

Image credit: Photo by Mohammad Metri on Unsplash

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