Tuesday, November 13, 2012


by Oliver Sacks [781.11 Sac]

This book provides detailed accounts of music and the brain. One particularly interesting case is that of a man who gets struck by lightning and becomes much more musically astute. Other music and the mind cases are told first from the subject's own perspective. Then Oliver Sacks weighs in with his own scientific thoughts and explanations; a very interesting read! [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Music, the brain, and ecstasy : how music captures our imagination, by Robert Jourdain, This is your brain on music : the science of a human obsession by Daniel Levitin, or The biology of musical performance and performance-related injury. by Alan H. D. Watson.] -- recommended by Jeremiah J. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[Also available in book-on-cd format.]

[ official Musicophilia page on the official Oliver Sacks web site ]

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