This Is Your Brain on Music Pdf

This Is Your Brain on Music

Number of page: 336
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101218914
Category: Science

What can music teach us about the brain
What can the brain teach us about music
And what can both teach us about ourselves   In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin (The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind, and Weaponized Lies ) 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:   •  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 headTaking 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. 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.

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  • A Google UserA Google User
    THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC: The Science of a Human Obsession A neuroscientist with a rich musical background explains what is being learned through research about music and the mind. Levitin, a former record producer, now director of the Levitin Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise at McGill University, sees music as a window into the essence of human nature. To bring the uninitiated up to speed, he devotes his opening chapters to
  • Arthur HagenArthur Hagen
    Not scientific enough Too many subjective anecdotes and musings and way to much names dropping detracts from the value. This is presumably a book that will be enjoyed more by those who like people than those looking for music theory.
  • Micalah CollinsMicalah Collins
    This Is Your Brain On Music
  • John SalingJohn Saling
    Can’t put it down! A definite “must-read” I take it everywhere I go! I read a little over 100 pages, and had to start over with a pen and underline all the things that I thought were fascinating, and found myself underlining 75% of every page.. if you are interested in learning about the brain OR music, in any way, “this is your brain on music”, is an excellent place to start!
  • Jasinto VelazkoJasinto Velazko
    Jvr Exellent
  • T777 R.SanRIT777 R.SanRI
    Brain music Excellent
  • Patrice AmmonsPatrice Ammons
    Cost accounting Thought about
  • Iis IskandarIis Iskandar
    Amazing Good
  • Robert LastedRobert Lasted
    Excellent Reverend
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