Banging the drum: evolutionary and cultural origins of music and its implications for psychiatry
There is growing interest in music-based therapies for mental/ behavioural disorders. We begin by reviewing the evolutionary and cultural origins of music, proceeding then to discuss the principles of evolutionary psychiatry, itself a growing a field, and how it may apply to music. Finally we offer some implications for the role of music and music-based therapies in clinical practice.
PublicationBJPsych Bulletin pp.1-4
PublisherCambridge University Press
Department or School
- School of Medicine