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Re: Difference between cognition and perception?

The reason for the dominance of the perception concept in music is that here
cognition is not needed.

No cognition at all?  Though you cite strong evidence--I agree, we have
no "Music Cognition" journal---the oracle (i.e. Google) suggests
something different::
"music cognition" = 7,880 hits
"music perception" = 14,800 hits

Thus we can safely conclude with regard to music that there is a roughly
2 to 1 ratio of perception to cognition. This may not seem like much
cognition at all. But consider the visual analog:

"visual cognition"= 16,300 hits
"visual perception"= 216,000 hits


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