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Musicophilia by Oliver Sachs

Sacks, Oliver.  Musicophilia. New York: Knopf, 2007.
ISBN 978-1-4000-4081-0.
Call number:  ML 3830 .S13 2007 (2 copies).

This is your brain; this is your brain on music.  These are ordinary people in remarkable situations and how they respond, which tells us more about the rest of us.  There’s sudden musical mania, musical hallucinations, Tourette’s and jazz, perfect pitch, destruction of new memory formation, and many stories. If you liked his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, you’ll like this one, though it’s more focused on one subject.  It is elegantly written and engrossing.  Recommended for music therapy, psychology, and anyone interested in music and the brain.

– Jim Hobbs, Online Services Coordinator (librarian80 on LibraryThing)