Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
MENC Handbook of Research on Music LearningVolume 1: Strategies$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Richard Colwell and Peter R. Webster

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195386677

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386677.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 May 2019

Biological and Environmental Factors in Music Cognitionand Learning

Biological and Environmental Factors in Music Cognitionand Learning

Chapter:
(p.173) 5 Biological and Environmental Factors in Music Cognitionand Learning
Source:
MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning
Author(s):

Steven M. Demorest

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386677.003.0005

This chapter considers the historical debate of the role nature versus nurture in the knowledge people acquire through experiences. It looks into the debate's significance in the study of music learning, and the developments which led to scientists exploring simultaneously how human biology constrains one's experience of the world. It provides a sampling of more recent research in the fields of aural perception, music cognition perception, and the neurobiology of music cognition, and discusses how their findings shape the way educators approach music teaching and learning. It investigates how a person's implicit understandings of music are shaped by enculturation, and how this can aid students through potential challenges of cross-cultural musical understanding. It also highlights research on amnesia, an inability to hear or retain certain kinds of musical information, and emphasizes at recent discoveries on studies on a rare form congenital amnesia that prevents people from developing normal musical competence.

Keywords:   nature, nurture, music learning, biology, aural perception, music cognition perception, music cognition neurobiology, enculturation, congenital amnesia, musical competence

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .