Cognitive Science

  • Guerino Mazzola
  • René Guitart
  • Jocelyn Ho
  • Alex Lubet
  • Maria Mannone
  • Matt Rahaim
  • Florian Thalmann
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Part of the Computational Music Science book series (CMS)

Summary

This chapter deals with gestural arguments in cognitive science. We first discuss the idea of a “science of embodiment”, then discuss the neurological vicinity of speech and manual gesture centers (Broca area), also referring to Merleau-Ponty’s linguistic philosophy and to the 3D Mental Rotation experiments by Shepard and Cooper. In this context, Donald’s gestural anthropology is mentioned, together with Valéry’s philosophy of dance and Taylor’s critique of disembodied music. The chapter terminates with a fascinating discussion of musical gesture from the perspective of disability studies. Its focus is on two hand-impaired jazz pianists, Horace Parlan and Oscar Peterson.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guerino Mazzola
    • 1
  • René Guitart
    • 2
  • Jocelyn Ho
    • 3
  • Alex Lubet
    • 1
  • Maria Mannone
    • 1
  • Matt Rahaim
    • 1
  • Florian Thalmann
    • 4
  1. 1.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Institut de Mathématiques de JussieuUniversité Diderot Paris 7ParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of MusicUCLA Herb Alpert School of MusicLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.School of Electronic Engineering and Computer ScienceQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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