This Is your Brain on Music
The Science of A Human ObsessionBook - 2006
* Are our musical preferences shaped in utero?
* Is there a cutoff point for acquiring new tastes in music?
* What do PET scans and MRIs reveal about the brain's response to music?
* Is musical pleasure different from other kinds of pleasure?
This Is Your Brain on Music explores cultures in which singing is considered an essential human function, patients who have a rare disorder that prevents them from making sense of music, and scientists studying why two people may not have the same definition of pitch. At every turn, this provocative work unlocks deep secrets about how nature and nurture forge a uniquely human obsession.
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EPLGreatStuff_Nancy Jun 17, 2014
Music is a type of code too, and Daniel J. Levitin tries to crack it in this book about how music affects the grey matter between our ears—how we respond to music, how our musical preferences are shaped, and what does your brain looks like on an MRI scan when you are listening to The Ramones?
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