Why Did Music Evolve? – 4 Hypotheses


Music is a human universal but its survival benefits are not obvious. So why did it evolve? I sat down with professor Ed Hagen to discuss 4 hypotheses on the origins of our grooviest trait?

Huge thanks to Prof. Ed Hagen for the interview.

Huge thanks to all my supporters at http://www.patreon.com/stefanmilo


Auditory Cheesecake – Steven, Pinker. “The Meaning Of Life.” How the Mind Works, Penguin Books, 2015, pp. 521–565.

Sexual Selection – Darwin, Charles. The Descent of Man. Murray, 1871.

Social Bonding – Savage, Patrick E., et al. “Music as a Coevolved System for Social Bonding.” 2020, https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/qp3st.

Credible Signalling – Mehr, Samuel A, et al. “Origins of Music in Credible Signaling.” 2020, https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/nrqb3.

All footage from:

Music from:
Tom Fox
Epidemic Sound

Written and Edited by Stefan Milosavljevich
Audio Editing by Margarita Varbanova

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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