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Musicophilia

Tales of Music and the Brain
Sacks, Oliver W. (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Musicophilia


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"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. Dr. Sacks describes how music can animate people with Parkinson's disease who cannot otherwise move, give words to stroke patients who cannot otherwise speak, and calm and organize people who are deeply disoriented by Alzheimer's or schizophrenia."--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: Sacks, Oliver W.
Title: Musicophilia
tales of music and the brain
Publisher: New York :, Vintage Books,, 2008
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed., Rev. and expanded
Characteristics: xv, 425 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Oliver Sacks
Contents: Haunted by music
Range of musicality
Memory, movement, and music
Emotion, identity, and music
Summary: "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. Dr. Sacks describes how music can animate people with Parkinson's disease who cannot otherwise move, give words to stroke patients who cannot otherwise speak, and calm and organize people who are deeply disoriented by Alzheimer's or schizophrenia."--P. [4] of cover.
ISBN: 9781400033539
1400033535
Branch Call Number: 781.11 S121m 2008
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Report This Nov 21, 2013
  • jonesisinger rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I found the book very interesting. It validates the use of music when used therapeutically. I found the section about music and dementia very helpful and applicable.

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  • Sunny222 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This book did not hold my interest. It would be more interesting to someone who loves classical music, or someone who plays music or who is fascinated by how the brain processes sound and music.

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Report This Nov 21, 2013
  • jonesisinger rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Musical perception, musical sensibility, musical emotion and musical memory can survive long after other forms of memory have disappeared. Music of the right kind can serve to orient and anchor a patient when almost nothing else can. Page 337

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