A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that
give rise to them, and of the world they create for us. This book is
filled with wonders' - Daily Telegraph Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales
of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have
fundamentally changed the way we think of our own minds. In
Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual
experiences of patients, musicians and everyday people - those struck by
affliction, unusual talent and even, in one case, by lightning - to
show not only that music occupies more areas of our brain than language
does, but also that it can torment, calm, organize and heal.
Always wise and compellingly readable, these stories alter our conception of who we are and how we function, and show us an essential part of what it is to be human.
Musicophilia : Tales of Music and the Brain - Oliver Sacks
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