Musicophilia

Tales of Music and the Brain

Hardcover, 400 pages

English language

Published Jan. 5, 2007 by Alfred A. Knopf.

OCLC Number:
225308443

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Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat._ But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does—humans are a musical species.

Oliver Sacks’s compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own brains, and of the human experience. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people—from a man who is struck by lightning and suddenly inspired to become a pianist at the age of forty-two, to an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; from …

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Subjects

  • Psychology Of Music
  • Psychology
  • Art & Music Therapy
  • Creative Ability
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Creative Ability
  • Instruction & Study - Appreciation
  • Neuropsychology
  • Music
  • Physiological aspects
  • Psychological aspects