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    Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

    £10.99
    From the bestselling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
    ISBN: 9780330523592
    AuthorOliver Sacks
    Pub Date02/09/2011
    BindingPaperback
    Pages448
    Availability: In Stock

    'A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that give rise to them, and of the world they create for us. This book is filled with wonders' - Daily Telegraph

    Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own minds. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians and everyday people - those struck by affliction, unusual talent and even, in one case, by lightning - to show not only that music occupies more areas of our brain than language does, but also that it can torment, calm, organize and heal.

    Always wise and compellingly readable, these stories alter our conception of who we are and how we function, and show us an essential part of what it is to be human.

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    'A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that give rise to them, and of the world they create for us. This book is filled with wonders' - Daily Telegraph

    Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own minds. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians and everyday people - those struck by affliction, unusual talent and even, in one case, by lightning - to show not only that music occupies more areas of our brain than language does, but also that it can torment, calm, organize and heal.

    Always wise and compellingly readable, these stories alter our conception of who we are and how we function, and show us an essential part of what it is to be human.