The roots of rhythm

Why do we make music? Why do we love music? Well, you say, because it’s in our nature. Our brains were sculpted over the course of evolution to delight in sonic sequences, to remember melodies, to revel in rhythms.Perhaps. But, actually, not everyone thinks music is an adaptation. Not everything we do was directly shaped by natural […]

Babies, grandmas, and our most human capacities

Welcome back friends! Cue the kazoos and the champagne—after a short summer snooze, we’re much revived and ready for a third season of Many Minds!I could not be more thrilled about the guest we have to help kick things off: Dr. Alison Gopnik. Alison is a Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy at the […]