Effects of infant-carrying practices on rhythm in music

Ethos Vol/Iss. 1 Published In Pages: 387-404
By Ayres, Barbara


"The percentage of a society's songs in regular rhythm will be positively related to the frequency with which infants are carried by their mothers or mother surrogates" (395).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.001gamma = .72One-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Percent Of Music In Regular RhythmAssociationMusic
Type Of Infant-carrying PracticeAssociationInfant Care