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Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain

Author: Oliver W Sacks
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Oliver Sacks explores the power of music in the lives of ordinary people, as well as individuals with neurological and other conditions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver W Sacks
ISBN: 9781400033539 1400033535 1400040817 9781400040810
OCLC Number: 1019525858
Target Audience: Adult
Description: xv, 425 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 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 ; Brain worms, sticky music and catchy tunes ; Musical hallucinations --
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 --
Memory, movement, and music. In the moment : music and amnesia ; Speech and song : asphia 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 --
Emotion, identity, and music. Awake and asleep : musical dreams ; Seduction and indiference ; Lamentations : music and depression ; 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.
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Oliver Sacks explores the power of music in the lives of ordinary people, as well as individuals with neurological and other conditions.

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