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Re: Difference between cognition and perception?

Dear Eliot

Odd Torleiv Furnes wrote:

 Second, as the prime aspect of
listening to music probably is that of pattern detection, memory - both of
the recent unfolding events and of stored musical schemas - is active.

Despite the fact that you're reiterating a point I made in an earlier post,
I don't agree that "pattern detection" is "THE prime aspect of listening
to music."
THE prime aspect of listening to music is the fact that it has affective
significance. It's easy to say, "well we must extract such significance from
patterns," but we don't know that for a fact.
I agree, for me the meaning of music is its affective value.
Still, I believe that pattern detection (or lack thereof) precedes affection.
There are a lot of things we don't know for a fact when it comes to music,
but that pattern detection is prior to affection seems to me to be rather