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The Resource This is your brain on music : the science of a human obsession, Daniel J. Levitin

This is your brain on music : the science of a human obsession, Daniel J. Levitin

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This is your brain on music : the science of a human obsession
Title
This is your brain on music
Title remainder
the science of a human obsession
Statement of responsibility
Daniel J. Levitin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whether you listen to Bach or Bono, music has a significant role in your life--even if you never realized it. Why does music evoke such powerful moods? The answers are at last becoming clear, thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology. Both a cutting-edge study and a tribute to the beauty of music itself, this book unravels a host of mysteries that affect everything from pop culture to our understanding of human nature, including: Are our musical preferences shaped in utero? Is there a cutoff point for acquiring new tastes in music? What do PET scans and MRIs reveal about the brain's response to music? Is musical pleasure different from other kinds of pleasure? Neuroscientist and former recording engineer Levitin explores music across cultures, brain disorders and developmental levels to unlock deep secrets about how nature and nurture forge a uniquely human obsession.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Levitin, Daniel J
Dewey number
781/.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3830
LC item number
.L38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Brain
Label
This is your brain on music : the science of a human obsession, Daniel J. Levitin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-300) and index
Contents
Introduction: I love music and I love science-- why would I want to mix the two? -- What is music? : from pitch to timbre -- Foot tapping : discerning rhythm, loudness, and harmony -- Behind the curtain : music and the mind machine -- Anticipation : what we expect from Liszt (and Ludacris) -- You know my name, look up the number : how we categorize music -- After dessert, Crick was still four seats away from me : music, emotion, and the reptilian brain -- What makes a musician? : expertise dissected -- My favorite things : why do we like the music we like? -- The music instinct : evolution's #1 hit
Control code
ocm65197831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 314 p.
Isbn
9780525949695
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006009055
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)65197831
Label
This is your brain on music : the science of a human obsession, Daniel J. Levitin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-300) and index
Contents
Introduction: I love music and I love science-- why would I want to mix the two? -- What is music? : from pitch to timbre -- Foot tapping : discerning rhythm, loudness, and harmony -- Behind the curtain : music and the mind machine -- Anticipation : what we expect from Liszt (and Ludacris) -- You know my name, look up the number : how we categorize music -- After dessert, Crick was still four seats away from me : music, emotion, and the reptilian brain -- What makes a musician? : expertise dissected -- My favorite things : why do we like the music we like? -- The music instinct : evolution's #1 hit
Control code
ocm65197831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 314 p.
Isbn
9780525949695
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006009055
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)65197831

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