Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (Paperback)
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Short Description for Musicophilia From the legendary neurologist and bestselling author of "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" comes a powerful and compassionate ("New York Times") book that examines the power of music and how it affects the brain.
- Published: 23 September 2008
- Format: Paperback 425 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781400033539 ISBN 10: 1400033535
- Sales rank: 19,172
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Full description for Musicophilia
Revised and Expanded With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In "Musicophilia," he shows us a variety of what he calls "musical misalignments." Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with "amusia," to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, "Musicophilia" is Oliver Sacks latest masterpiece.