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2009-12-03 14:04:35

A pair of studies by Duke University neuroscientists shows powerful new evidence of a deep biological link between human music and speech.

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2007-05-24 14:25:00

The use of 12 tone intervals in the music of many human cultures is rooted in the physics of how our vocal anatomy produces speech, according to researchers at the Duke University Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.


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