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Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man by Mark Changizi

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Encore

Although Chapter 4 presented a variety of evidence that the structure of music has the signature of human movers, there is additional evidence that couldn’t reasonably be fit into that chapter, and so it appears here in the Encore.

1 THE LONG AND SHORT OF HIT

The mysterious approaching monster from the section titled “Backbone” in Chapter 4 was mysterious because you mistakenly perceived a hit sound rapidly following the footstep; that is, you perceived the between-the-steps interval to be split into a short interval (from step to rapidly following hit) and a long interval (from that quick post-step hit to the next footstep). The true ...

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