Music to Her Ears: Female Fertility and the Sounds of Music

from ScienceOfRelationships.com

"What is the point of music? Psychologist Stephen Pinker likens it to “auditory cheesecake,” a confection intended to tickle our neural pleasure circuits1 — a jolt of enjoyment rather than a necessity for human survival. But 140 years ago, Charles Darwin was tinkering with another theory: that music’s true purpose is to impress the opposite sex.2 He recognised that birds don’t sing for pure joy, but to attract a mate or challenge rivals. Could music serve a similar function in humans?"

Although T-Rex didn’t evolve for romance, humans did (or at least we evolved to have mating relationships). Check out our articles about Evolutionary Psychology here (from ScienceOfRelationships.com).

Although T-Rex didn’t evolve for romance, humans did (or at least we evolved to have mating relationships). Check out our articles about Evolutionary Psychology here (from ScienceOfRelationships.com).

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