Volume 8 · Number 1 · Pages 129-131
Me, Music, and I: Embodied and Enactive Cognition meets Music. Review of “Music and Consciousness” edited by David and Erik Clarke

Jakub Ryszard Matyja

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Abstract

Upshot: The fact that both “consciousness” and “music” are quite elusive terms makes the attempt to explain the nature (or even the existence of) “musical consciousness” a compelling quest. The papers in this book tackle these problems in an engaging way, ranging from sociology of music to drug altered music cognition. Some also apply enactive and ecological approaches to music cognition, which makes the book an interesting read for constructivists.

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Matyja J. R. (2012) Me, music, and i: Embodied and enactive cognition meets music. Review of “music and consciousness” edited by david and erik clarke. Constructivist Foundations 8(1): 129-131. http://constructivist.info/8/1/129

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