Musicophilia

    Musicophilia

    Tales of Music and the Brain

    Oliver Sacks

    Picador 2008

    Paperback 433pp

    9781447222705   Product Code: 18208

    A physician, professor of neurology and author, Oliver Sacks (1933-2015) has been described by the New York Times as 'a kind of poet laureate of contemporary medicine'. His books are made up of case histories of his patients, and examine both their neurological disorders and the strategies they adopted to cope with them.

    Exploring the powers of music to torment, calm and heal, in Musicophilia Sacks analyses case studies involving musical hallucinations, amnesia, synesthesia and even seizures caused by romantic music.

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