This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Science and art convene in this study of music and its importance as a cultural universal. Dr. Daniel Levitin, neurologist and musician, explores questions of how music affects different parts of the brain and why melodies and rhythms stick in our minds and compel us to hum or dance along. He uses examples from classical and popular genres to explain how we perceive and why we love the organized sounds called music.
322 pages; 8 x 5 inches; paperbound; ISBN 978-0-452-28852-2