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By M. Zachary Johnson

What does it suggest for song to be emotional? How can those mysterious emotions be understood and tested? a few sleek thinkers, not able to discover a solution, have long past as far as to claim that track has to be natural shape, with no emotion. but philosophers from Confucius to Plato and Aristotle, spiritual traditions from Hinduism and Buddhism to Christianity, all looked tune as a profound kind of moral-emotional education. do we hyperlink the traditional non secular reasons of tune to our sleek secular and clinical realizing of guy? This publication argues we will, proposing a brand new conception that track produces the *psychological signature* of emotion—a movement of the brain with a particular set of mathematical features. This idea offers a brand new manner of constructing feel of musical emotion, a rational framework for knowing and validating it. It therefore holds the promise of restoring the significance of track as a humanistic artwork shape, and a automobile for lucrative the nice.

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