Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (Paperback)

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    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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    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. InMusicophilia, 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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    ISBN 9781400033539
    Genre MEDICAL / Neurology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 425
    Publisher Date 2008-09-23 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.05 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Tales of Music and the Brain
    Series Name Vintage
    Edition Detail Reprint, Expanded, Revised
    Audience Professional and scholarly
    Authors Sacks, Oliver W.
    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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