All library locations are closed Monday, Jan 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This is your brain on music: the science of a human obsession

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Whether you load your iPod with Bach or Bono, music has a significant role in your life--even if you never realized it. Why does music evoke such powerful moods? The answers are at last be- coming clear, thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology. Both a cutting-edge study and a tribute to the beauty of music itself, This Is Your Brain on Music unravels a host of mysteries that affect everything from pop culture to our understanding of human nature, including: * Are our musical preferences shaped in utero? * Is there a cutoff point for acquiring new tastes in music? * What do PET scans and MRIs reveal about the brain's response to music? * Is musical pleasure different from other kinds of pleasure? This Is Your Brain on Music explores cultures in which singing is considered an essential human function, patients who have a rare disorder that prevents them from making sense of music, and scientists studying why two people may not have the same definition of pitch. At every turn, this provocative work unlocks deep secrets about how nature and nurture forge a uniquely human obsession.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c09275fd-5806-e8e9-9183-2ac889ed9be4
Grouping Title this is your brain on music the science of a human obsession
Grouping Author levitin daniel j
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-14 22:52:49PM
Last Indexed 2019-01-15 00:10:24AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Daniel J. Levitin
author_display Levitin, Daniel J
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description Studies the role of music in human history and presents a scientific explanation of how humans experience music. The author uses musical examples ranging from Mozart to Eminem to support his claim that music may be more fundamental to the human species than language.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id c09275fd-5806-e8e9-9183-2ac889ed9be4
isbn 9780452288522, 9780525949695, 9781101218914
item_details ils:CARL0000271645|35192034798557|Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction|781.11 L6664t|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000271645|35192050137045|Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction|781.11 L6664t|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000271645|B00387310|Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction|781.11 LEV|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6F615||, ils:CARL0000271645|MK10031218|Hillwood High - Teen Non-Fiction|781 LEV|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||, overdrive:87e0671e-2822-4604-b801-eb9564d09440|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2019-01-15T06:10:24.973Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 781.11 L6664t
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids
primary_isbn 9780452288522
publishDate 2006
record_details ils:CARL0000271645|Book|Books||English|Dutton,|c2006.|vi, 314 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., overdrive:87e0671e-2822-4604-b801-eb9564d09440|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2006|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:87e0671e-2822-4604-b801-eb9564d09440 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000271645 35192034798557 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000271645 35192050137045 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Music -- Psychological aspects
title_display This is your brain on music : the science of a human obsession
title_full This Is Your Brain on Music The Science of a Human Obsession, This is your brain on music : the science of a human obsession / Daniel J. Levitin
title_short This is your brain on music :
title_sub the science of a human obsession
topic_facet Music, Nonfiction, Psychological aspects, Science