Embodied Cognition, Perception, and Performance in Music

Authors

  • Andrew Geeves Macquarie University
  • John Sutton Macquarie University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18061/emr.v9i3-4.4538

Keywords:

embodied cognition, music, music perception, performance

Abstract

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.

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Published

2015-01-05