The Music of Nature and the Nature of Music

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Science  05 Jan 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5501, pp. 52-54
DOI: 10.1126/science.10.1126/SCIENCE.1056960

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What is it that drives humans, whales, birds, and many other animals to make music? In a fascinating Perspective, Gray and her colleagues compare the ways that birds, whales, and humans make music and ask the provocative question: Is music universal?