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Perception as an active process

In this video, Kristian Nymoen discusses how our bodily experiences shape how we actively perceive different phenomena.

Music perception is more than just listening.

Our own experiences as humans with bodies shape the way we perceive different phenomena. For instance, we know how to produce a clapping sound. This means that perceiving the sound of a clap is not just receiving and interpreting the sound signal, but perceiving the action “clapping”.

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