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Author Levitin, Daniel J.

Title This is your brain on music : the science of a human obsession / Daniel J. Levitin.

Publication Info. New York : Plume, 2007.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron CUSD 226 - Byron HS Stacks - BRLY-14  781 Lev    AVAILABLE
 Dakota CUSD 201 - Jr/Sr HS Stacks - DALY-13  781.11 LEV    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  781.11 LEV    AVAILABLE
 River Bend CUSD 2 - Fulton HS Stacks - FHSG-7  781 LEV    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island SD 41 - High School Stacks - RHSG-6  781 LEVI    AVAILABLE
 United Township HS SD 30 Stacks - UTSG-6  781.11 LEV    AVAILABLE
Description 322 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [277] - 306) and index.
Contents Introduction: I love music and I love science - why would I want to mix the two? -- What is music?: from pitch to timbre -- Foot tapping: discerning fhythm, loudness, and harmony -- Behind the curtain: music and the mind machine -- Anticipation: what we expect from Liszt (and Ludacris) -- You know my name, look up the number: how we categorize music -- After dessert, crick was still four seats away from me: music, emotion, and the reptilian brain -- What makes a musician?: expertise dissected -- My favorite things: why do we like the music we like? -- The music instinct: evolution's #1 hit.
Summary Explores the relationship between the mind and music by drawing on recent findings in the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to discuss such topics as the sources of musical tastes and the brain's responses to music.
Subject Music -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 9780452288522

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