Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Author(s) : Oliver Sacks

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Book Details

  • Publisher : Picador
  • Published : 2008
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 448
  • Category :
    Neuroscience
  • Catalogue No : 27960
  • ISBN 13 : 9780330523592

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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.

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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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