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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (Paperback)

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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 more

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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.

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.

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Author:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Series Title:
Vintage
Genre:
MEDICAL / Neurology
Audience:
Professional and scholarly
Edition Detail:
Reprint, Expanded, Revised
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
425
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Publish Date:
09/23/2008
Copyright Year:
2008
ISBN:
9781400033539
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.05 lb
Height:
7.75 in
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