Embodied Cognition and Harmony

One of the reason why Harmony Space works so well seems to be that it allows people to repurpose human spatial and navigations skills for musical purposes. Inspection of numerous harmonic analyses carried out using Harmony Space suggests that the success of this repurposing is no accident - we hypothesise that human harmonic skills draw upon repurposed spatial abilities. We are working to test and refine this hypothesis this empirically. This work relates strongly to research we have already carried out applying Embodied Cognition theory to Interaction Design for Music.

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