— [http://goo.gl/dLslNm] Is neuroscience a useful guide to developing educational interventions?_______________________An erudite look at the notion that humans are truly a "musical species."



:: RT: The wonderful ways that music and the mind are intertwined ▶ https://goo.gl/Ezv0n4 ◀ Musicophilia is an absolutely phenomenal book, and will be of interest to anyone fascinated by music, mysteries of the mind, and the human condition. Sacks covers 29 different topics, ranging from synesthesia, to musical hallucinations, to savants, and beyond. ↠ #Neuroscience #Brain #NeurologicalDisorders


Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he shows us a variety of what he calls "musical misalignments." Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with "amusia," to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable.


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Sources :

• [1] Fletcher, Phillip D., Laura E. Downey, Pirada Witoonpanich and Jason D. Warren. "The brain basis of musicophilia: evidence from frontotemporal lobar degeneration." Front Psychol 4 (2013). Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00347

• [2] Sacks, Oliver. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007 (—1st ed.).

——— "Why two eyes are better than one." A Neurologist’s Notebook, The New Yorker, June 19, 2006 P. 64.

• [3] Sacks, Oliver. "'Fresh Air' at 20: Interview with British Neurologist Oliver Sacks: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat." [Interview/Podcast] NPR: National Public Radio. May 10, 2007.

• [4] Sacks, Oliver. "Oliver Sacks Observes the Mind Through Music: Musicophilia." [Interview/Podcast] Linda Kulman/NPR: National Public Radio. November 13, 2007.

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