Happiness Is Singing in the Choir

  • October 29, 2015
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Happiness Is Singing in the ChoirResearchers in England have taken a stab at answering one of life’s unanswered questions: Why do we make music?

The people most interested in tackling this problem are evolutionary psychologists. Darwin believed music evolved as a display to attract mates. This has come to be known more recently as the Mick Jagger theory of sexual selection.

“The problem is, that’s a theory of Mick Jagger,” the linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker told me in an interview. [Read more here.]