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This is your brain on music : the science of a human obsession

Author: Daniel J Levitin
Publisher: New York : Plume, 2007, ©2006.
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Explores the relationship between the mind and music by drawing on recent findings in the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to discuss such topics as the sources of musical tastes and the brain's responses to music.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Levitin
ISBN: 9780452288522 0452288525 9781439559802 1439559805
OCLC Number: 148697082
Description: x, 322 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: I love music and I love science - why would I want to mix the two? --
What is music?: from pitch to timbre --
Foot tapping: discerning rhythm, loudness, and harmony --
Behind the curtain: music and the mind machine --
Anticipation: what we expect from Liszt (and Ludacris) --
You know my name, look up the number: how we categorize music --
After dessert, crick was still four seats away from me: music, emotion, and the reptilian brain --
What makes a musician?: expertise dissected --
My favorite things: why do we like the music we like? --
The music instinct: evolution's #1 hit --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Levitin.

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Explores the relationship between the mind and music by drawing on recent findings in the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to discuss such topics as the sources of musical tastes and the brain's responses to music.

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