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008    110414s2011    txua          000 0 eng   
010    2011010364 
020    9781935618539 (pbk.) 
020    1935618539 (pbk.) 
035    (OCoLC)ocn659768843 
042    pcc 
050 00 GN281.4|b.C43 2011 
082 00 599.93/8|222 
100 1  Changizi, Mark A 
245 10 Harnessed :|bhow language and music mimicked nature and 
       transformed ape to man /|cMark Changizi 
260    Dallas, Tex. :|bBenBella Books ;|a[New York] :
       |bDistributed by Perseus Distribution,|cc2011 
300    242 p. :|bill. ;|c21 cm 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
520    "The scientific consensus is that our ability to 
       understand human speech has evolved over hundreds of 
       thousands of years. After all, there are whole portions of
       the brain devoted to human speech. We learn to understand 
       speech before we can even walk, and can seamlessly absorb 
       enormous amounts of information simply by hearing it. 
       Surely we evolved this capability over thousands of 
       generations. Or did we? Portions of the human brain are 
       also devoted to reading. Children learn to read at a very 
       young age and can seamlessly absorb information even more 
       quickly through reading than through hearing. We know that
       we didn't evolve to read because reading is only a few 
       thousand years old. In "Harnessed," cognitive scientist 
       Mark Changizi demonstrates that human speech has been very
       specifically designed" to harness the sounds of nature, 
       sounds we've evolved over millions of years to readily 
       understand. Long before humans evolved, mammals have 
       learned to interpret the sounds of nature to understand 
       both threats and opportunities. Our speech--regardless of 
       language--is very clearly based on the sounds of nature. 
       Even more fascinating, Changizi shows that music itself is
       based on natural sounds. Music--seemingly one of the most 
       human of inventions--is literally built on sounds and 
       patterns of sound that have existed since the beginning of
       time"--|cProvided by publisher 
650  0 Human evolution 
650  0 Language and languages|xOrigin 
650  0 Language acquisition 
650  0 Cognition 
650  0 Music and language 
650  0 Musical perception 
650  0 Music|xPhilosophy and aesthetics 
650  0 Music|xPsychological aspects 
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