Speculating about cognitive aspects of listening to music, this essay discusses: how metric regularity and thematic repetition might involve representation frames and memory structures, how the result of listening might resemble space-models, how phrasing and expression might evoke innate responses and finally, why we like music — or rather, what is the nature of liking itself.


Music Theory Simple Thing Artificial Intelligence Research Musical Phrase Thematic Repetition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marvin Minsky
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  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence CenterMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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