This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music Understanding a Human Obsession

Paperback (04 Jul 2019) | English

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Synopsis

From the author of The Changing Mind and The Organized Mind comes The New York Times bestseller which unravels the mystery of our perennial love affair with music

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'What do the music of Bach, Depeche Mode and John Cage fundamentally have in common?'

Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language.

From Mozart to the Beatles, neuroscientist, psychologist and internationally-bestselling author Daniel 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.

In This Is Your Brain On Music Levitin offers nothing less than a new way to understand music, and what it can teach us about ourselves.

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'Music seems to have an almost wilful, 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

'You'll never hear music in the same way again' Classic FM magazine

'Music, Levitin argues, is not a decadent modern diversion but something of fundamental importance to the history of human development' Literary Review

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241987353
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 781.11
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1735
Number of pages: vi, 322
Weight: 240g
Height: 205mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 22mm