Sacks (2008) Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Revised and Expanded Edition

literature type:

book

reference:

Oliver Sacks. Vintage; 2008

description:

With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he shows us a variety of what he calls “musical misalignments.” Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with “amusia,” to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks' latest masterpiece.

website:

http://www.amazon.com/Musicophilia-Tales-Music-Revised-Expanded/dp/1400033535

arts categories:

music

population(s) served:

adults