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dc.contributor.authorMehr, Samuel
dc.contributor.authorKotler, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Rhea
dc.contributor.authorHaig, David
dc.contributor.authorKrasnow, Max
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-29T13:05:15Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-27
dc.identifier.citationMehr, Samuel A., Jennifer Kotler, Rhea M. Howard, David Haig, and Max M. Krasnow. 2017. Genomic Imprinting Is Implicated in the Psychology of Music. Psychological Science 28, no. 10: 1455-467.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0956-7976en_US
dc.identifier.issn1467-9280en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41275756*
dc.description.abstractWhy do people sing to babies? Human infants are relatively altricial and need their parents’ attention to survive. Infant-directed song may constitute a signal of that attention. In Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a rare disorder of genomic imprinting, genes from chromosome 15q11–q13 that are typically paternally expressed are unexpressed, which results in exaggeration of traits that reduce offspring’s investment demands on the mother. PWS may thus be associated with a distinctive musical phenotype. We report unusual responses to music in people with PWS. Subjects with PWS (N = 39) moved more during music listening, exhibited greater reductions in heart rate in response to music listening, and displayed a specific deficit in pitch-discrimination ability relative to typically developing adults and children (N = 589). Paternally expressed genes from 15q11–q13, which are unexpressed in PWS, may thus increase demands for music and enhance perceptual sensitivity to music. These results implicate genomic imprinting in the psychology of music, informing theories of music’s evolutionary history.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCenter for Open Scienceen_US
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dc.titleGenomic Imprinting Is Implicated in the Psychology of Musicen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalPsychological Scienceen_US
dash.depositing.authorKotler, Jennifer
dc.date.available2019-08-29T13:05:15Z
dash.workflow.commentsFAR2017en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.31234/osf.io/6269f
dash.contributor.affiliatedHoward, Rhea
dash.contributor.affiliatedKotler, Jennifer
dash.contributor.affiliatedKrasnow, Max
dash.contributor.affiliatedHaig, David


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