Sweet Anticipation: Music and the Psychology of Expectation (Bradford Books) by David Huron
English | May 1, 2006 | ISBN: 0262083450 | 476 Pages | PDF | 10 MB
The psychological theory of expectation that David Huron proposes in Sweet Anticipation grew out of the author's experimental efforts to understand how music evokes emotions. These efforts evolved into a general theory of expectation that will prove informative to readers interested in cognitive science and evolutionary psychology as well as those interested in music. The book describes a set of psychological mechanisms and illustrates how these mechanisms work in the case of music. All examples of notated music can be heard on the Web.