Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (Paperback)Oliver Sacks (author)
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'A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that give rise to them, and of the world they create for us. This book is filled with wonders' - Daily Telegraph
Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own minds. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians and everyday people - those struck by affliction, unusual talent and even, in one case, by lightning - to show not only that music occupies more areas of our brain than language does, but also that it can torment, calm, organize and heal.
Always wise and compellingly readable, these stories alter our conception of who we are and how we function, and show us an essential part of what it is to be human.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 28 mm
An elegantly outlined series of case studies . . . which reveal the depth to which music grips so many people. * Observer *
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