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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xv, 425 pages ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||Haunted by music --
Range of musicality --
Memory, movement, and music --
Emotion, identity, and music. pt. 1: 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 --
pt. 2: 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 --
pt. 3: 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 --
pt. 4: Emotion, identity, and music. Awake and asleep: musical dreams ; Seduction and indifference ; Lamentations: music, madness, and melancholia ; 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.
Powerful and compassionate. . . . A book that not only contributes to our understanding of the elusive magic of music but also illuminates the strange workings, and misfirings, of the human mind.