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Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain

Auteur : Oliver Sacks
Éditeur: New York : Vintage Books, 2008.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Anglais : Revised and expanded, first Vintage books editionVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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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  Lire la suite...
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Type d’ouvrage: Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Oliver Sacks
ISBN: 1400033535 9781400033539
Numéro OCLC: 191922997
Description: xv, 425 pages ; 21 cm
Contenu: 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.
Responsabilité: Oliver Sacks.

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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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