This Is Your Brain On Music The Science Of A Human Obsession

Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Plume/Penguin
ISBN: 0452288525
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In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain.

Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals:

• How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world
• Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre
• That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise
• How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head

A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

This Is Your Brain On Music The Science Of A Human Obsession Chinese Edition

Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Da Jia Chu Ban She
ISBN: 9866179494
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Traditional Chinese edition of This Is Your Brain on Music:The Science of A Human Obsession. Levitin is a Professor of Psychology and Music and a musician/record producer. He explains how music affects our brain and the way our brain processes music as a scientist as well as a musician. In Traditional Chinese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

This Is Your Brain On Music

Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101218914
Size: 55.32 MB
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Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains ...

This Is Your Brain On Music

Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439559802
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A scientific exploration of the relationship between the mind and music draws on recent findings in the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to discuss such topics as the sources of musical tastes, the brain's discernible ...

This Is Your Brain On Music

Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525949695
Size: 54.33 MB
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Explores the relationship between the mind and music by drawing on recent findings in the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to discuss topics such as the sources of musical tastes and the brain's responses to music.

The World In Six Songs

Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101043455
Size: 51.83 MB
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The author of the New York Times bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music reveals music’s role in the evolution of human culture in this thought-provoking book that “will leave you awestruck” (The New York Times).

The Organized Mind

Author: Daniel Levitin
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241965799
Size: 64.44 MB
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This book will take you through every aspect of modern life, from healthcare to online dating to raising kids, showing that the secret to success is always organization.

Brain And Music

Author: Stefan Koelsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470683406
Size: 42.68 MB
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This book offers a comprehensive survey of the current state of knowledge in the cross-disciplinary field of music psychology.

Music And The Mind

Author: Anthony Storr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501122096
Size: 39.75 MB
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It is the most mysterious and most tangible of all forms of art. Yet, Anthony Storr believes, music today is a deeply significant experience for a greater number of people than ever before. In this book, he explores why this should be so.

Music Language And The Brain

Author: Aniruddh D. Patel
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195123751
Size: 31.94 MB
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This volume provides the first synthesis, arguing that music and language share deep and critical connections, and that comparative research provides a powerful way to study the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying these uniquely ...

Music The Brain And Ecstasy

Author: Robert Jourdain
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
ISBN:
Size: 66.36 MB
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Drawing on advances in neurophysiology, psychology, music theory, and philosophy, the author explores the connections humans form with music and the physical and mental reactions music produces in us