The evolving animal orchestra: in search of what makes us musical
Honing, H. (2019). The evolving animal orchestra: in search of what makes us musical. MIT Press.
Even those of us who can’t play a musical instrument or lack a sense of rhythm can perceive and enjoy music. Research shows that all humans possess the trait of musicality. We are a musical species—but are we the only musical species? Is our musical predisposition unique, like our linguistic ability? In The Evolving Animal Orchestra, Henkjan Honing embarks upon a quest to discover if humans share the trait of musicality with other animals.