Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain (KINDLE)


  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain
  • Oliver Sacks
  • English
  • 21 March 2019
  • 9780676979787

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    Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain (KINDLE) Have you ever experienced an “ear worm” – ie a melody “stuck” in your head? Have you ever found yourself humming o

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    Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks ↠ 6 Download Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain (KINDLE) Sacks is for me a perfect meeting of a science writer and a writer of creative non fiction He has an eual interest

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    Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain (KINDLE) Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Oliver Sacks Read Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain Sacks relives the pathologies of musical response in his patients while working at Beth Abraham Hospital He describes music as a panacea and sa

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    Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain (KINDLE) Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks ↠ 6 Download This book was interesting I guess Lots of anecdotes about the effect of music on behavior and personality but not

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    Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Oliver Sacks Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain (KINDLE) Oliver Sacks ↠ 6 Download Music responseMusic that triggers some kind of responseI have what you want I have what you needSo sang the Chemical Brothers with what was the entire vocal and lyric content of their song Music Response With those three lines sang over and over again to a heavy dance laden beat they make a good soundtrack for the content of this good read on music and the brain Author Oliver Sacks I suspect would not have k

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    Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Oliver Sacks Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain (KINDLE) It’s not a common characteristic but I recommend this book for all environments where you read Coffee shop living room park bench subway or to ignore your spouse it receives my seal of 4 stars Musicophilia is a lurid but respectabl

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    Oliver Sacks ↠ 6 Download Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Oliver Sacks Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain (KINDLE) I was flying forwards Bewildered I looked around I saw my own body on the ground I said to myself ‘Oh shit I’m

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    Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Oliver Sacks Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain (KINDLE) Oliver Sacks ↠ 6 Download I am a huge sucker for pop science about human consciousness Sacks unfortunately has the habit of boring me with far too many anecdotes which he fails to link in any progression of Greater Understanding

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    Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Oliver Sacks Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain (KINDLE) This was unexpectedly touching I'm glad I finally read it Review to come

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    Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain (KINDLE) The neurologist Oliver Sacks has a great book called Musicophilia and a series of talks available on YouTube which goes into some really interesting descriptions of the brain's relationship to music One story involves a man getting hit by lightning and afterward having a newly acuired and deeply profound love of music almost any music too profound to the point that he would feel a euphoria akin to religio my

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Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain

Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Oliver Sacks ↠ 6 Download Read Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain 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 wh. Sacks is for me a perfect meeting of a science writer and a writer of creative non fiction He has an eual interest in telling an affecting human story and with exploring how and why the brain works While lots of science writing is dry and objective as it should be and while mainstream feature writing often ignores the complicated science stuff Sacks is a rare talent who has a penchant for story telling and for explaining the newest research on the brain He doesn t condescend and he doesn t mind forming personal relationships with his subjectsIn Musicophilia Sacks focuses on the mysterious and fascinating connection between music and the brain Through studying musical oddities in patients he hopes we can hope to better understand our greater relationship with music something that although it is universal among cultures doesn t seem to have a clear function or originFor example the book opens with a middle aged man who is struck by lightening He isn t badly hurt but since the accident he s been obsessed with the urge to play the piano He s never really played before or had an interest in music but suddenly he s up all night composing and trying to get better Why has this happened Why is unaffected except for this urge which takes over his life Brain scans show that his left frontal lobe has been damaged and Sacks hypothesizes that the left hemisphere of the brain might actually inhibit the creative and musical right side of the brain Left brain damage might lead to freedom in the right brainThe book moves on from there to cover a huge spectrum of diseases phenomenones and rarities spanning from music therapy for those with dementia and Alzheimer s to people who suffer from musical hallucinations to people with perfect pitch to people with amusica to them music sounds like noise Nabokov suffered from it to musical savants The structures of the chapters are very satisfying to me they start with a story of an individual and then by the end of the segment lead to a general description of the science behind the patient s symptomsOne of the fascinating chapters covers children with William s Syndrome which affects about one out of 10000 people These people who all have strangely elfin features suffer from severe mental disabilities they can t ad 5 3 they can t draw a suare they can t tie their shoes They have Is around 60 However they also tend to be very verbal very social and exceptionally musical Most have perfect pitch and start composing as toddlers Unlike some cases of severe autism who show a mechanical and isolated musical talent patients with William s Syndrome love to play music in groups within a community Sacks visits a camp for children with William s Syndrome which is a constant drum circle sing along and musical wrapped up in oneAs in all of his tales Sacks is sure to find the hope and humanity in even the most difficult patients One man an amnesiac who has a short term memory of only a few seconds can only stay present within himself while he plays the pianoMore importantly Sacks doesn t see his patients as freaks or abnormalities who are simply interesting to read about but rather as windows into how we can collectively understand how we function In Musicophilia I was truly moved by what I read both by the humanity of the patients and by the awesomeness of the science

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Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Oliver Sacks ↠ 6 Download Read Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain At 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 “am. It s not a common characteristic but I recommend this book for all environments where you read Coffee shop living room park bench subway or to ignore your spouse it receives my seal of 4 stars Musicophilia is a lurid but respectable look into the brains and lives of people that appear normal on the outside but have strong strange and intractable relationships to music The relationship is sometimes harmful often incomprehensible sometimes therapeutic even charming but always unforgettable And that s the bottom line here for this book incredibly interesting highly readable and after reflecting about people in your lives with contagion to music totally unforgettable Why do some people hear every musical tone in irrepressible color like fireworks Why do snippets of songs lodge in the brain for days weeks years even a lifetimeThis is my introduction to Oliver Sacks A renown neuroscientist with over 5 decades of experience and a talent for presenting case studies to a plebeian reading public The great majority of writers are not good writers And they re not neuroscientists either Sacks however is both What about the man with a 60 I who knows each note of 2500 symphonies Why do people with gross stuttering speak perfectly when they sing Every human has a disease Sometimes that disease is visible on the outside and we stare and point and tell our friends what we saw today an alien rheumatoid hand a debilitating kyphosis a piebald psoriasis scar Sometimes the affliction is in the mind and worn outside like an Obsessive Compulisive Disorder a neurodegeneration or a crippling social phobia But for the most part we all have something an undiagnosed disease or affliction something we can manage to hide from everyone so that people don t point and stare and go home and tell their friends about what they saw in us today Perversion narco nympho criminality victim depression protein mutation future Alzheimer next year s dementia next week s suicide next month s spousal abuse future diabetic compulsion addiction We all mix together Some of it s our fault some not But it s there And most of it s in the brain I like reading psychological analysis of material cases Psychology levels the playing field in a manner It helps to know you re not the only one that suffers from hidden affliction What about the man with amnesia so severe he can t remember anything beyond 7 seconds ago yet he plays the piano flawlessly when he never could before Why does music induce epilepsy Based on a lifetime of personal interaction with patients the author reveals scores of cases regarding music related idiosyncrasies Like a barbell on the left are people who cringe at the sound of music on the right are people who fail to thrive without music and both sides are connected by a continuum balanced through the middle Musicophilia is a compilation that highlights a very recent surge in psychoanalytic and neuroscientific interest in music based ailments and music based therapy There are fantastic new insights to how the brain compartmentalizes music and how music is integrated as a global cortical tool Apparently the brain has allocated a large a mysteriously large global amount of neurons to music and we are only beginning to understand how and why Medicine and science are beginning to pay attention to these emergent signs and symptoms What was once overlooked and ridiculed a mere footnote in the literature is now a fertile growth area in psychoanalysis Why do only 1 in 1000 people have perfect pitch Why can music penetrate depression and dementia when human voice cannotThis book may not be a watershed event in science but it was for me I am amusical arhythmic and dysharmonic It was refreshing to read that many people are like me on the left side of the barbell For every person that sings out loud or under their breath at work there are 2 or 3 of us that can t carry a tune and refuse to karaoke It s not that I don t like music or can t be moved or buoyed by music it s simply that I don t have a complex relationship to music and for the most part I can take it or leave it I listen to music about 45 minutes a week mostly on radio during commute I don t collect music stay current with music play music or talk about music It s uite common even though you music o philes gasp incredulously at my hideousness My parents are like this my wife my siblings many of my friends If I was imprisoned I would miss reading and exercise but not music Why is the prime symptom of Williams Syndrome an indefatigable attraction to music Why do humans have music hallucinationsPerhaps I was attracted to the title Musicophilia subconsciously I know I m socially deficient regarding things music and maybe I wanted to discover what power music holds over people Perhaps I wanted to apply definitions and causes to my amusia Alas I m not deficient My brain appreciates music but has developed in other ways Despite Oliver Sack s covering cases like mine I was uite interested to learn how important indeed life sustaining music is for certain brains Why does music cause such a constellation of emotion in humans Why does a brain on music light up like cherries during CAT scansMy recently deceased grandfather had dementia near the end A lanky nonagenarian with a full shock of white hair He forgot a lot of things including our names and when to urinate but he didn t forget how to polka or whistle or play the harmonica Musicophilia will tell you why but I like to think it s because Gramps had something special I can t yet findI would have awarded 5 stars but there was no transition between the chapters Sometimes that works but in non fiction I like to see a framework guiding the book I discovered a loose organization but each chapter could stand independently in a journal like Neuroscience Scientific American or Psychology Today Stillgreat take aways New words synesthesia metanoia hypnagogic hypnopompic anhedonia

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Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Oliver Sacks ↠ 6 Download Read Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain Usia” 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. This was unexpectedly touching I m glad I finally read it Review to come