The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature


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The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature

Dr. Daniel Levitin, neurologist and musician, investigates the musical bonds that make humans human through emotional expression that transcends communication by means of speech. He proposes that human nature, along with six fundamental emotions—friendship, joy, comfort, religion, knowledge, and love —are intertwined in our history and cultures. Through interviews with performers, conductors, anthropologists, and other music scholars, Levitin explains how song and emotion shape our humanity.

358 pages; 8.5 x 5.5 inches; paperbound; ISBN 978-0-452-29548-3

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