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Musicophilia

Tales of Music and the Brain

by Oliver Sacks

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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.



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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780307267917
  • Release date: September 23, 2008

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780307267917
  • Release date: September 23, 2008

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780307267917
  • File size: 665 KB
  • Release date: September 23, 2008

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  • ISBN: 9780307267917
  • File size: 2410 KB
  • Release date: September 23, 2008


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Revised and Expanded

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.



From the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

    Kindle Book
    ISBN: 9780307267917
    Release date: September 23, 2008

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780307267917
    Release date: September 23, 2008

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780307267917
    File size: 665 KB
    Release date: September 23, 2008

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780307267917
    File size: 2410 KB
    Release date: September 23, 2008

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