Embodied cognition, perception, and performance in music

Andrew Geeves, John Sutton

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    In this response to Leman and Maes’s paper in this issue, we raise a couple of concerns about the authors' particular approach to embodied music cognition, drawing selectively on their other writings to enrich our interpretation of this target article, while pointing to a few of the many other legitimate research paths that can also fall under this label. We explore two underlying dichotomies implicit in the research programme adumbrated by Leman and Maes – cognition/embodiment and perception/performance – and implications for their theory of embodied music cognition. We then examine research that has focussed on the perspective of the music performer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-253
    Number of pages7
    JournalEmpirical musicology review
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    • embodied cognition
    • music
    • music perception
    • performance


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