This is Your Brain on Music (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
336
Utgivningsdatum
2019-07-04
Förlag
Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensioner
129 x 205 x 22 mm
Vikt
234 g
ISBN
9780241987353
This is Your Brain on Music (häftad)

This is Your Brain on Music

Understanding a Human Obsession

Häftad Engelska, 2019-07-04
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The New York Times bestselling book which examines how humans experience music and unravels the mystery of our perennial love affair with it Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience. Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language. In This Is Your Brain On Music Levitin offers nothing less than a new way to understand it, and its role in human life.
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You'll never hear music in the same way again * Classic FM magazine * Music seems to have an almost willful, evasive quality, defying simple explanation, so that the more we find out, the more there is to know... Daniel Levitin's book is an eloquent and poetic exploration of this paradox -- Sting Endlessly stimulating -- Oliver Sacks Consistently interesting... Music, Levitin argues, is not a decadent modern diversion but something of fundamental importance to the history of human development * Literary Review * Fluent and readable... [Levitin] rightly insists that we are all better equipped to perform and appreciate music than we think... We are, he says, hard-wired for music. * Observer *

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Dr. Daniel J. Levitin has a PhD in Psychology, training at Stanford University Medical School and the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the No. 1 bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music (Dutton, 2006), published in nineteen languages, and the bestsellers The World in Six Songs (Dutton, 2008) and The Organized Mind (Viking, 2014). Currently he is a James McGill Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.