Cognitive Bases of Musical Communication
This volume is the result of the "Cognitive Bases of Musical Communication" conference held in April 1990 and cosponsored by APA and The Ohio State University. The conference brought together some of the major names among the multidisciplinary scholars and theorists active in the field of music psychology to discuss how music communicates. This relatively new area of study of the cognitive bases of musical communication (most of the research has occurred within the past decade) invites the comparison of music with other forms of communication, particularly natural languages. Conference presentations provided perspectives on the role of affect and meaning in musical communication, listeners' interpretive responses to musical structure, approaches to pitch perception, the representation and acquisition of musical knowledge, and the issues of performance.