This Is your Brain on Music
The Science of A Human ObsessionBook - 2006
* Are our musical preferences shaped in utero?
* Is there a cutoff point for acquiring new tastes in music?
* What do PET scans and MRIs reveal about the brain's response to music?
* Is musical pleasure different from other kinds of pleasure?
This Is Your Brain on Music explores cultures in which singing is considered an essential human function, patients who have a rare disorder that prevents them from making sense of music, and scientists studying why two people may not have the same definition of pitch. At every turn, this provocative work unlocks deep secrets about how nature and nurture forge a uniquely human obsession.
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BostonPL_EileenS Feb 11, 2017
Levitin, a former rock musician, and a neuroscientist at McGill University in Montreal, explores the connection between music and the human brain.
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This Is Your Brain On Music
“This Is Your Brain On music” talks about how music triggers our brain, our thoughts and our souls. It explains where music comes from and how music develops to our tastes and why music is big part of our lives. It also talks about what makes amazing musicians amazing and why they are so great at what they do. It talks about the unisons of the notes, the pitches and how the circle of fifths is important. The tunings of the notes and how beautiful harmonies we could play, that there is so much more music that we have not discovered. Daniel J. Levitin explains about how one can become a better musician and how we can share the passion of music with others. He explains of how music is a worldwide language that everyone can feel and communicate with one another.
The is great! I liked how it answered most of my questions about the notes we play why hearing a melody can change our moods. I would rate this book a 7 out of 10. I liked how he gave his personal stories of his own music life. How he fell in love of what he does. What I did not like is that he talked about mostly men. As young musician lady I would have liked if he stated facts about women's knowledge of music. About why we do not see so many girls playing but mostly men.
This open my eyes with new ideas of how to become a better musician and to be grateful of my talents. It gave me a little bit of motivation. I would recommend this book to every single musician out there who have many questions.
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