Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain / Oliver Sacks.

Authors: Sacks, Oliver. 1933-2015
Call number: 781.1 SAC
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Publication date: 2007.
Subject: Music -- Psychological aspects.
Music -- Physiological aspects.
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Title: Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain / Oliver Sacks.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xiv, 381 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents note: Haunted by music. A bolt from the blue : sudden musicophilia ; A strangely familiar feeling : musical seizures ; Fear of music : musicogenic epilepsy ; Music on the brain : imagery and imagination ; Brainworms, sticky music and catchy tunes ; Musical hallucinations -- A range of musicality. Sense and sensibility : a range of musicality ; Things fall apart : amusia and dysharmonia ; Papa blows his nose in G : absolute pitch ; Pitch imperfect : cochlear amusia ; In living stereo : why we have two ears ; Two thousand operas : musical savants ; An auditory world : music and blindness ; The key of clear green : synesthesia and music -- Memory, movement, and music. In the moment : music and amnesia ; Speech and song : aphasia and music therapy ; Accidental davening : dyskinesia and cantillation ; Come together : music and Tourette's Syndrome ; Keeping time : rhythm and movement ; Kinetic melody: Parkinson's disease and music therapy -- Phantom fingers: the case of the one-armed pianist ; Athletes of the small muscles : musician's dystonia -- Emotion, identity, and music. Awake and asleep : musical dreams ; Seduction and indifference ; Lamentations : music and depression ; The case of Harry S. : music and emotion ; Irrepressible : music and the temporal lobes ; A hypermusical species : Williams Syndrome ; Music and identity : dementia and music therapy.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-367) and index.
ISBN: 9781400040810
LCCN: 2007006810
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