This is Your Brain on Music: Understanding a Human Obsession
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This is Your Brain on Music: Understanding a Human Obsession

by Daniel Levitin

The New York Times bestselling book which examines how humans experience music and unravels the mystery of our perennial love affair with it Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin 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. Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language. In This Is Your Brain On Music Levitin offers nothing less than a new way to understand it, and its role in human life.


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Product Details

  • Binding : Paperback / softback
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date : 2019-04-07
  • Weight : 234g
  • Product Code : 9780241987353
  • Dimension : 198 x 129 x 20 mm

About Author

Daniel Levitin

Dr. Daniel J. Levitin has a PhD in Psychology, training at Stanford University Medical School and the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the No. 1 bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music (Dutton, 2006), published in nineteen languages, and the bestsellers The World in Six Songs (Dutton, 2008) and The Organized Mind (Viking, 2014). Currently he is a James McGill Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.