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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,758 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oliver Sacks Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does - humans are a musical species.

Oliver Sacks' compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own brains, and of the human experience. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. He explores how catchy tunes can subject us to hours of mental replay, and how a surprising number of people acquire nonstop musical hallucinations that assault them night and day.

Yet far more frequently, music goes right: 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 whose memories are ravaged by Alzheimer's or amnesia.

Music is irresistible, haunting, and unforgettable, and in Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks tells us why. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lois Chan-Pedley | 2/5/2014

    " Lots of captivating stories and interesting trivia about music and the brain. Captivating writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by CikAnonymous | 12/31/2013

    " saya merupakan pelajar psikologi klinikal akan tetapi buku ini banyak membantu saya sebenarnya. Sangat bagus! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Danni | 12/28/2013

    " I am really enjoying this book. It is music, psycology and anatomy and phisiology. It makes me feel smart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle | 12/14/2013

    " There's just so much interesting stuff in this book!!! I love Oliver Sacks!!!!! I especially love how he writes so compassionately about the people he sees. "

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