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The Resource Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain, Oliver Sacks

Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain, Oliver Sacks

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Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain
Title
Musicophilia
Title remainder
tales of music and the brain
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Sacks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Drawing on the individual experiences of patients, musicians, composers, and ordinary people, the author explores the complex human response to music, and how music can affect those suffering from a variety of ailments
Writing style
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203340
Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-2015
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Sacks, Oliver
Dewey number
781/.11
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3830
LC item number
.S13 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Music
  • Music
Target audience
adult
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tales of music and the brain
Label
Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain, Oliver Sacks
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 ; Brainworms, 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 : 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 -- Emotion, identity, and music. Awake and asleep : musical dreams ; Seduction and indifference ; 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
Control code
20985832
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 381 pages
Isbn
9781400040810
Lccn
2007006810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400040810
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm85692744
  • (OCoLC)85692744
Label
Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain, Oliver Sacks
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 ; Brainworms, 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 : 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 -- Emotion, identity, and music. Awake and asleep : musical dreams ; Seduction and indifference ; 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
Control code
20985832
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 381 pages
Isbn
9781400040810
Lccn
2007006810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400040810
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm85692744
  • (OCoLC)85692744

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