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Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain
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Published:
New York : Vintage Books, 2008.
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Book
Edition:
Rev. and expanded, 1st Vintage books ed.
Physical Desc:
425 pages ; 21 cm.
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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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781400033539 (trade pbk.), 1400033535 (trade pbk.)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-409) and index.
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"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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sacks, O. (2008). Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain. Rev. and expanded, 1st Vintage books ed. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015. 2008. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. New York: Vintage Books, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sacks, Oliver. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. Rev. and expanded, 1st Vintage books ed. New York: Vintage Books, 2008. Print.

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