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The Power of Music

Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song
Mannes, Elena (Book - 2011 )
The Power of Music


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"A pathbreaking exploration into how and why the human organism--and the ebb and flow of the cosmos--is moved by the undeniable effects of music"--Dust jacket p. [2].
Authors: Mannes, Elena
Title: The power of music
pioneering discoveries in the new science of song
Publisher: New York :, Walker & Co.,, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: xix, 263 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Elena Mannes ; foreword by Aniruddh D. Patel
Contents: The musical body and brain. Feel the sound ; Music plays the body ; The brain plays music ; Is music our genetic birthright?
The musical self. Musical structure, agony and ecstasy ; Mind-bending notes : can music make us smarter? ; Music speaks ; Why music?
The resonant world. Whale songs, elephant bands, and dancing birds ; The music of the spheres
Music Rx. Pain, pills
or music ; The next wave? ; Beyond the concert hall
Summary: "A pathbreaking exploration into how and why the human organism--and the ebb and flow of the cosmos--is moved by the undeniable effects of music"--Dust jacket p. [2].
ISBN: 0802719961
9780802719966
Branch Call Number: 781.11 M2828p 2011
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