The Singing Ape

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20150927

Live from the Wellcome Collection café, Tom Service probes the latest theories about the origins of music-making and its relationship with human evolutionary development. Was there music before language? Has music helped shape the human brain? Is music just "auditory cheesecake"? To help answer these and many other questions, Tom is joined by Philip Ball, author of The Music Instinct, and one of the pioneers of cognitive archaeology, Steven Mithen. With additional contributions from experts in the field including Ellen Dissanayake and Andrea Ravignani.

20150927

Live from the Wellcome Collection café, Tom Service probes the latest theories about the origins of music-making and its relationship with human evolutionary development. Was there music before language? Has music helped shape the human brain? Is music just "auditory cheesecake"? To help answer these and many other questions, Tom is joined by Philip Ball, author of The Music Instinct, and one of the pioneers of cognitive archaeology, Steven Mithen. With additional contributions from experts in the field including Ellen Dissanayake and Andrea Ravignani.