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A list of key readings about Music and emotion.
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Provides an overview on existing theories of the origin of music, focusing on the interplay between music and emotion.
Interesting discussion with contributions from multiple perspectives, though some of the major voices are missing.
Reviewed in this blog post.

"We conclude that one function of affect is to regulate cognitive processing."

  • Eldar, E.; Ganor, O.; Admon, R.; Bleich, A.; Hendler, T. (2007). "Feeling the Real World: Limbic Response to Music Depends on Related Content". Cerebral Cortex 17 (12): 2828. DOI:10.1093/cercor/bhm011. Research Blogging.
  • Blood, A.J.; Zatorre, R.J.; Bermudez, P.; Evans, A.C. (1999). "Emotional responses to pleasant and unpleasant music correlate with activity in paralimbic brain regions". Nature Neuroscience 2: 382-387. DOI:10.1038/7299. Research Blogging.
  • Morton, E.S. (1977). "On the Occurrence and Significance of Motivation-Structural Rules in Some Bird and Mammal Sounds". The American Naturalist 111 (981): 855. DOI:10.1086/283219. Research Blogging.