Correlations in the population structure of music, genes and language

Proc. R. Soc. B Vol/Iss. 281(1774) The Royal Society Published In Pages: 1-7
By Brown, Steven, Savage, Patrick E., Ko, Albert Min-Shan, Stoneking, Mark, Ko, Ying-Chin, Loo, Jun-Hun, Trejaut, Jean A.


Genetic distance will be positively associated with variability in musical characteristics (2).


Correlation remains significant when controlling for geographical distance (p = 0.032, r = 0.385).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Mantel testSupportedp = 0.015r = 0.42one-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Genetic distanceAssociationGenetics
Between-Population Musical VariabilityAssociationMusic