30. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Informational Book, Kira, NonFiction, Science

Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain by Oliver Sacks, read by Kira, on 04/30/2012

Musicophilia – music as affliction and music as treatment – so the philia is like in hemophilia, (not as in Anglophilia lover of english stuff).

Dr Sacks writes about his experience with different neurology patients, particularly those with injuries that led to changes in their musicality.

I had thought I’d learn a lot more neurophysiology, but Sacks delved more into the patients lives and interactions.  The synesthesia (cross-sensory perception) parts were really interesting.

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