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

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

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By (author) Daniel J Levitin, Read by Edward Herrmann

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  • Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 131mm x 130mm x 20mm | 150g
  • Publication date: 16 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143142321
  • ISBN 13: 9780143142324
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: abridged edition
  • Sales rank: 1,102,155

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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 responses to music, and the cultural origins of musical senses. Simultaneous with paperback.

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"Why human beings make and enjoy music is, in Levitin's telling, a delicious story."