This Is Your Brain On Music: Understanding a Human Obsession (Paperback)
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This Is Your Brain On Music: Understanding a Human Obsession (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 01/05/2008
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This is the first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of how humans experience music and to unravel the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience.

Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language. In This Is Your Brain On Music Levitin offers nothing less than a new way to understand it, and its role in human life.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781843547167
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Fluent and readable... [Levitin] rightly insists that we are all better equipped to perform and appreciate music than we think... We are, he says, hard-wired for music. * Observer *
Fascinating... Levitin's extremely skilled at laying out complex concepts in understandable terms... an absorbing explanation of the mechanics of music. * Sunday Business Post *
Consistently interesting... Music, Levitin argues, is not a decadent modern diversion but something of fundamental importance to the history of human development. * Literary Review *
Endlessly stimulating. -- Oliver Sacks
Music seems to have an almost willful, evasive quality, defying simple explanation, so that the more we find out, the more there is to know... Daniel Levitin's book is an eloquent and poetic exploration of this paradox. * Sting *

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