Tales of Music and the Brain, Revised and Expanded Edition

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.

Title Musicophilia
Subtitle Tales of Music and the Brain, Revised and Expanded Edition
Author Oliver Sacks
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 23 September 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 448 p.
ISBN-10 1400033535
ISBN-13 9781400033539
Publication Date 23 September 2008
Main content page count 448
Weight 16 oz.

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