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In 2007 neurologist Oliver Sacks released his book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain in which he explores a range of psychological and physiological ailments and their intriguing connections to music. It is broken down into four parts, each with a distinctive theme; part one titled Haunted by Music examines mysterious onsets of musicality and musicophilia (and musicophobia). Part two A Range of Musicality looks at musical oddities musical synesthesia.
Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. 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. The case studies included here illuminate the multifarious and often surprising ways in which music and the.
Oliver Sacks’s compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to. .Oliver Sacks turns his formidable attention to music and the brain. Musicophilia is a Chopin mazurka recital of a book, fast, inventive an.
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. He doesn’t stint on the science. but the underlying authority of Musicophilia lies in the warmth and easy command of the author’s voice. Mark Coleman, Los Angeles Times. His work is luminous, original, and indispensable. Musicophilia is a Chopin mazurka recital of a book, fast, inventive and weirdly beautiful. Yet what is most awe-inspiring is his observational empathy. The American Scholar.
This collection explores the interaction between music and the brain. 381 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. He is writing a book about nothingness. Continue reading the main story. We’re interested in your feedback on this page. Tell us what you think.
Tales of Music and the Brain. Darwin speculated that musical tones and rhythms were used by our half-human ancestors, during the season of courtship, when animals of all kinds are excited not only by love, but by strong passions of jealousy, rivalry, and triumph and that speech arose, secondarily, from this primal music.
Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Musicophilia : Tales of Music and . The Washington Post Book World"Sacks has an expert bedside manner: informed but humble, self-questioning, literary without being self-conscious
The Washington Post Book World"Sacks has an expert bedside manner: informed but humble, self-questioning, literary without being self-conscious. Los Angeles Times"Sacks spins one fascinating tale after another to show what happens when music and the brain mix it u. Newsweek"Sacks once again examines the many mysteries of a fascinating subject.
In this book, Oliver Sacks explores the power music wields over us–a power that sometimes we control and at other times don’t. This is a book that explores, like no other, the myriad dimensions of our experience of and with music.
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