Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

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Oliver Sacks with compassion and erudition 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.

Quote: Oliver Sacks is truly one of the greats. This book can interest psychologists and musical enthusiasts and people who are interested in learning about some of the fascinating parts of the human experience and mind.

Quote: Dr. Oliver Sacks is an esteemed writer in his field and all his works are fantastic. I absolutely love this book full of quirky cases!


Author: Dr. Oliver Sacks                                                                                                       Softcover; 425 pages