Tales of Music and the Brain

by | Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Average vote of 608
| 11 total contributions of which 9 reviews , 2 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
'A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that give rise to them, and of the world they create for us.' Daily Telegraph Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have f ...Continua
Wrote 6/12/10
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 Sa...Continua
Wrote 6/10/10

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.

Wrote 6/7/10
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 be...Continua
Wrote 1/19/10

Sacks' superb writing sheds light and doubts about what music means to mankind.

Wrote 9/1/09
AMAZING, highly recommendable for anyone who loves music :)

Zabo Chinaski
Wrote 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 mu...Continua
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Wrote Jan 05, 2009, 18:16
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