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Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain Revised & Expanded Edition

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Publisher:Random House
Published In:23-Sep-2008
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:1.18 lbs
Pages:pp. 448

The Title "Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain Revised & Expanded Edition" is written by Oliver Sacks . This book was published in the year 2320. The ISBN number 1400033535|9781400033539 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a Revised & Expanded Edition edition. This book has total of pp. 448 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Random House. We have about 93719 other great books from this publisher. Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain Revised & Expanded Edition is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

Revised and ExpandedWith 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.

About the Author

Oliver Sacks is the author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and many other books, for which he has received numerous awards, including the Hawthornden Prize, a Polk Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and lives in New York City, where he is a practicing neurologist. He recently accepted a new position at Columbia University. Written : Oliver Sacks