Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
‘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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Review: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the BrainUser Review - Bjorn - Goodreads
Music, as Sacks points out in this book, is a peculiar thing. It's the only human art form that is (almost) completely abstract and yet resounds emotionally with most people; sure you can set words to ... Read full review
Review: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the BrainUser Review - JV Stanley - Goodreads
Oliver Sacks, the famed British neurologist and author of 'Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain' (Knopf; October 16, 2007), sheds an intriguing light upon how music affects the human mind. Music ... Read full review
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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain is a 2007 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks about music and the human brain. The book was released on October 16, ...
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Psychology & Psychiatry - Creative Ability; Psychology & Psychiatry - Neuropsychology, Hardcover. October 2007, $26.00, 978-1-4000-4081-0 (1-4000-4081-7) ...
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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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