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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
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. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, Levitin reveals:
o How composers produce some of the most p... More
Book Information
PublisherPlume Books
BindingPaperback (22 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages322
Publication Date08/28/2007
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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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