A new study finds that societies use the same acoustic features for the same types of songs, suggesting universal cognitive mechanisms underpinning world music.
- Every culture in the world creates music, though stylistic diversity hides their core similarities.
- A new study in Science finds that cultures use identifiable acoustic features in the same types of songs and that tonality exists worldwide.
- Music is one of hundreds of human universals ethnographers have discovered.
Dominant wild silverbacks wax musical with their mouths full.
- Recent recordings of gorillas singing as they eat add the species to a lengthening list of musical eaters in the animal kingdom.
- Two types of songs have been recorded: a hum, and, well, gorilla improv.
- It's suspected that spoken language may begin with songs.
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