Tales of Music and the Brain
By (author) Oliver W Sacks
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Musicophilia by Oliver W Sacks
Book DescriptionRevised and ExpandedWith the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," 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. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, "Musicophilia" is Oliver Sacks' latest masterpiece."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400033539
Paperback / softback
(201mm x 130mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Waterbrook Press (A Division of Random House Inc)
Publisher: Waterbrook Press (A Division of Random House Inc)
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Oliver W Sacks
Oliver Sacks was a neurologist, writer, and professor of medicine. Born in London in 1933, he moved to New York City in 1965, where he launched his medical career and began writing case studies of his patients. Called the poet laureate of medicine by "The New York Times," Sacks is the author of thirteen books, including "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, ""Musicophilia," and"Awakenings," which inspired an Oscar-nominated film and a play by Harold Pinter.He was the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2008 for services to medicine. He died in 2015."
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