Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks Paperback Book


Rent Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Author: Oliver Sacks

Format: Quality Paperback, Abridged-CD

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

Published: Sep 2008

Genre: Psychology - Creative Ability

Retail Price: $20.00

Pages: 400


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.

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