Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

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Picador, 2008 - Music - 425 pages
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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.’ Daily Telegraph

Oliver Sacks’ compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we understand 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 the brain than language does, but also that it can calm and organize, torment 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.

‘Fascinating. Music, as Sacks explains, “can pierce the heart directly”. And this is the truth that he so brilliantly focuses upon – that music saves, consoles and nourishes us’ Daily Mail

‘Irresistible, astonishing and moving’ Spectator

‘Deeply warm and sympathetic’ Guardian

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

So I found this book fascinating. Having an avid interest in Psychology and a unequivocal love for music, how could I not pick up this book? Though readers might get lost in Sacks' lingo and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Oleg Kagan - Goodreads

The intersection between music and neuroscience is a ripe subject for a book, yet I felt Oliver Sachs' effort at it was uneven. Part of the reason was the sheer variety of aspects with which he ... Read full review

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'Musicophilia' Examines Music in the Mind : NPR
In the book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, neurologist Oliver Sacks explores the relationship between music and the mind.
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Musicophilia: Song of Myself - TIME
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About the author (2008)

Oliver Sacks was educated in London, Oxford, California and New York. He is a professor of clinical neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings.

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