RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 85692744 LA English T1 Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain A1 Sacks, Oliver,, PB Alfred A. Knopf PP New York YR 2007 SN 9781400040810 1400040817 9780676979787 0676979785 AB Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does--humans are a musical species. Oliver Sacks's compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own brains, and of the human experience. Here, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. Music is irresistible, haunting, and unforgettable, and Oliver Sacks tells us why.--From publisher description.