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Publisher Description

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With 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.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2007
October 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

Tinderized ,

Ebook too expensive

Great book but ebooks should not be this expensive

Classic Oliver sacks. Stories on music in a variety of syndromes including aspects of history, evolution, and culture

thetriskit ,

Oliver sacks is brilliant

Unique case studies and insightful commentary by an authority on illness in the brain, through higher education and practice as well as personal experience. Oliver Sacks is one of my favorite authors.

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