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Musicophilia [electronic resource] : tales of music and the brain / Oliver Sacks.

Authors: Sacks, Oliver. 1933-2015
Call number: eBook
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2008.
Publication date: 2008.
Subject: Music -- Psychological aspects.
Music -- Physiological aspects.
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Title: Musicophilia [electronic resource] : tales of music and the brain / Oliver Sacks.
Edition: Rev. and expanded, 1st Vintage Books ed.
Physical description: xv, 425 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents note: Haunted by music -- Range of musicality -- Memory, movement, and music -- Emotion, identity, and music.
Notes: Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2008. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2341 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 370 KB).
Summary note: "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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p.393-409) and index.
Added author: OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Available in other form: Original
ISBN: 9780307267917 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
0307267911 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
9780307267917 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
0307267911 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
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