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Title:
Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain / Oliver Sacks.
Call Number:
781.1 SAC 2008
Publication Date:
2008.
Edition:
Rev. and expanded, 1st Vintage Books ed.
Publisher:
New York : Vintage Books, 2008.
Physical Description:
425 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents:
Haunted by music -- Range of musicality -- Memory, movement, and music -- Emotion, identity, and music.
Summary:
"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. Dr. Sacks describes how music can animate people with Parkinson's disease who cannot otherwise move, give words to stroke patients who cannot otherwise speak, and calm and organize people who are deeply disoriented by Alzheimer's or schizophrenia." - Back cover.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p.393-409) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1447736
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