Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain
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New York : Vintage Books, 2008.
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1400033535, 9781400033539
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Rev. and expanded, 1st Vintage Books ed.
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425 pages ; 21 cm.
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references (p.393-409) and index.
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"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. Dr. 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 who are deeply disoriented by Alzheimer's or schizophrenia." - Back cover.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sacks, O. W. (2008). Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain (Rev. and expanded, 1st Vintage Books ed.). Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sacks, Oliver W. 2008. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sacks, Oliver W. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain New York: Vintage Books, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sacks, Oliver W. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain Rev. and expanded, 1st Vintage Books ed., Vintage Books, 2008.

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