You Are the Music

You Are the Music

How Music Reveals What it Means to be Human

by Victoria Williamson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/01/2015

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'You are the music / While the music lasts' T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets Do babies remember music from the womb? Can classical music increase your child's IQ? Is music good for productivity? Can it aid recovery from illness and injury? And what is going on in your brain when Ultravox's 'Vienna', Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht or Dizzee Rascal's 'Bonkers' transports you back to teenage years? In a brilliant new work that will delight music lovers of every persuasion, music psychologist Victoria Williamson examines our relationship with music across the whole of a lifetime. Along the way she reveals the amazing ways in which music can physically reshape our brains, explores how 'smart music listening' can improve cognitive performance, and considers the perennial puzzle of what causes 'earworms'. Requiring no specialist musical or scientific knowledge, this upbeat, eye-opening book reveals as never before the extent of the universal language of music that lives deep inside us all.
ISBN:
9781848317437
Category:
Theory of music & musicology
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-01-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Icon Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x20mm
Weight:
0.2kg
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