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Contents Introduction I Love Music and I Love Science¿Why Would I Want to Mix the Two? 1. What is Music? From Pitch to Timbre 2. The First SongFoot Tappin'. Discerning Rhythm, Loudness, and Harmony 3. Behind the Curtain Music and the Mind Machine 1. How Music Gets in Our Heads 4. And What It Does ThereAnticipation What We Expect From Beethoven (and Busta Rhymes) 5. 5. You Know My Name, Look Up The Number What Makes a Musician? How We Categorize Music 6. After Dessert, Crick Was Still Four Seats Away From Me Music, Emotion, and the Reptilian Brain Your Favorite Music Explained (Why does music move us? Why do we like what we like?) 7. What Makes a Musician? Expertise Dissected 8. My Favorite Things Why Do We Like The Music We Like? 9. ConclusionThe Music Instinct Evolution's #1 Hit Appendix Bibliographic Notes Acknowledgments Index
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Music -- Psychological aspects.