The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture - In Tune and Evolving Prestissimo Summary & Analysis

Frank R. Wilson
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In Tune and Evolving Prestissimo Summary and Analysis

The author's term ChomTur for specialized control mechanisms of language suggests the "behavioral antecedents of language" that is an inherited trait for communication skills may also have comparable features for music in the "musical brain." Wilson calls this facility "BachTur." He questions the source of manual dexterity to explain the gifted musical hand before there are musical instruments, for example strings and keys to use it on. How does Wilson's daughter make her fingers move so fast over the piano keyboard? Wilson defers to the heuristic work of Plotkin and Donald for answers.

Plotkin calls human language and music examples of secondary heuristics that exist everywhere in society, are useful to humans and affect psychomotor development. They both preserve and enhance life despite claims music is not biologically relevant. Wilson recognizes amateur music...

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