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Biomusicology: The study of biological aspects of music perception and production.
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- Biology : The science of life — of complex, self-organizing, information-processing systems living in the past, present or future.
- Musicology : The study of music.
- Evolution : A change over time in the proportions of individual organisms differing genetically.
- Music : The art of structuring time by combining sound and silence into rhythm, harmonies and melodies.
- Vocal learning : The ability of an organism to imitate sounds not inborn to it.
- Entrainment : The synchronization of different individual organisms to an external rhythm, usually in the framework of social interactions.
- Music perception : The study of the neural mechanisms involved in people perceiving rhythms, melodies, harmonies and other musical features.
- Music production : Principles of generating sounds and music.
- Absolute pitch : The ability to correctly label timbres or chords with the corresponding musical notes, instantly and without an external pitch reference.