Music, groove, and play

Richard D. Ashley*

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2 Scopus citations


Savage et al. include groove and dance among musical features which enhance social bonds and group coherence. I discuss groove as grounded in structure and performance, and relate musical performance to play in nonhuman animals and humans. The interplay of individuals' contributions with group action is proposed as the common link between music and play as contributors to social bonding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-40
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - Sep 30 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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