We add that skilled FAPs are not “composed of reflexes” as separate automatic responses. The testing of these locomotor acts is with an immediate and essential estimation by gut feelings of any risks or benefits, any fears or joy, they may entail within the body. Lévi-Strauss refers to music as a unique system of signs possessing ‘its own peculiar vehicle which does not admit of any general, extramusical use’. Yet he also allows that music has levels of structure analogous to the phonemes and sentences of language. The absence of words as the connecting level is an obvious and pertinent fact in the structuring of meaning within music as a sign system.” (Champagne, 1990, p. 76). This is surely the most famous lullaby in the world, and you can’t help but sing ‘Go to sleep, go to sleep’ along with it.
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