Musicophilia

Tales of Music and the Brain

by | Editor: Knopf
Average vote of 563
| 11 total contributions of which 9 reviews , 2 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat.  But the power of music goes ... Continua
Ha scritto il 12/06/10
Too long, clinical and redundant
Sacks owes his popularity to his ability of telling cases of patients with spirit and kindness, crafting little stories out of each. What is important in every depiction is not much the details, as the overall truth and the perspective adopted. He ...Continua
Ha scritto il 10/06/10
Fascinating stories and insights into the human mind, music and creativity but scrappily assembled and with so many references to cases from Sacks' earlier works that the reader starts to doubt how much of this new book is really new.
Ha scritto il 07/06/10
Very interesting
This is a book about the music and its relationship with our brains: why sometimes a melody plays again an again into our minds till drive us near crazy? How does musical inspiration happens? It has some quite interesting stories about people that ...Continua
Ha scritto il 19/01/10
Sacks' superb writing sheds light and doubts about what music means to mankind.
Ha scritto il 01/09/09
AMAZING, highly recommendable for anyone who loves music :)

Ha scritto il Apr 06, 2009, 19:02
la musica,unica fra le arti,è al tempo stesso completamente astratta e profondamente emozionale.nn ha il potere di rappresentare nulla in particolare nè alcun oggetto esterno,ma ha la capacità esclusiva di esprimere sentimenti o stati ...Continua
Ha scritto il Jan 05, 2009, 18:16
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