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This Is Your Brain On Music

Understanding a Human Obsession

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This Is Your Brain On Music by Daniel J Levitin
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This is the first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of how humans experience music and to unravel 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.

Author Biography

Daniel Levitin runs the Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition, and Expertise at McGill University, where he holds the James McGill Chair in Psychology. Before becoming a neuroscientist, he was a session musician, sound engineer and record producer. He has written extensively for scientific journals and music trade magazines. He lives in Montreal, Canada.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Illustrations
Black and white diagrams
Imprint
Atlantic Books
Pages
336
Dimensions
130x200x25
ISBN-13
9781843547167
Product ID
1672903

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