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This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

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4 out of 5
Based on 149 Ratings and 149 Reviews

Book Description
This is the first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of how humans experience music and to unravel the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to The Beatles, he reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience. Levitin dem... More
Book Information
PublisherPenguin Young Readers Group
BindingAudio CD (22 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of PagesN/A
ISBN-10B002GJU4I6
Publication Date08/16/2007
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About Daniel J. Levitin (Author) : Daniel J. Levitin is a published author. Some of the published credits of Daniel J. Levitin include This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, This Is Your Brain on Music.
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1/29/2009 Lisa Knasiak said:
Did you ever get a song stuck in your head? Did you ever wonder why some songs just make you tap your foot? This book will explain why. I dont normally read non-fiction, but this book is fascinating. It explains, in terms even I can understand, how music affects your brain -- where it goes and w... more

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