Journal article

Enacting musical emotions. sense-making, dynamic systems, and the embodied mind

Andrea Schiavio, Dylan van der Schyff, Julian Cespedes-Guevara, Mark Reybrouck

PHENOMENOLOGY AND THE COGNITIVE SCIENCES | SPRINGER | Published : 2017

Abstract

The subject of musical emotions has emerged only recently as a major area of research. While much work in this area offers fascinating insights to musicological research, assumptions about the nature of emotional experience seem to remain committed to appraisal, representations, and a rule-based or information-processing model of cognition. Over the past three decades alternative ‘embodied’ and ‘enactive’ models of mind have challenged this approach by emphasising the self-organising aspects of cognition, often describing it as an ongoing process of dynamic interactivity between an organism and its environment. More recently, this perspective has been applied to the study of emotion in gener..

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