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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oliver Sacks's "Musicophilia"


Thanking Bjork and her hinting, here is a devastating, awesome book about... well, you know, as it's in the title...

"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 much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does–humans are a musical species."

... I'm reading it, now... and find the tales, samplers, interviews, stories quite exhalting and mind-opening and a MUCH better time-filler than (any) TV program;-)

A great near-the-bed companion for any music (and serious-enough audio)-lover, and a book which, someway, goes deeper in unveiling (...) the so still mysterious interaction between us, our mind and music.

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