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This is Your Brain on Music

This is Your Brain on Music

Understanding a Human Obsession

by Daniel Levitin
Paperback
Publication Date: 17/09/2019

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In This is Your Brain on Music Levitin offers nothing less than a new way to understand it, and its role in human life.

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.

ISBN:
9780241987353
9780241987353
Category:
Theory of music & musicology
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
17-09-2019
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
196x127x20mm
Weight:
0.23kg
Daniel Levitin

Dr. Daniel J. Levitin has a PhD in Psychology, training at Stanford University Medical School and the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the No. 1 bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music (Dutton, 2006), published in nineteen languages, and the bestsellers The World in Six Songs (Dutton, 2008) and The Organized Mind (Viking, 2014). Currently he is a James McGill Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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