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Beethoven's Anvil: Music In Mind And Culture

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Why does the brain create music? In this text, cognitive scientist and jazz musician William Benzon finds the key to music's function in the very complexity of musical experience. Music demands that our symbol-processing capacities, motor skills, emotional and communicative skills all work in close co-ordination - not only within our own heads but with the heads (and bodie ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 2002 by Oxford University Press (first published October 17th 2002)
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Monica
Mar 26, 2010 Monica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't finish this book, though it had some interesting ideas. Very dense writing, and while the ideas are intriguing, the author provides very little scientific backing.
Michael
Nov 24, 2010 Michael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Came across as a rough draft rather than an actually well-thought out book.
Jpnreader
Nov 24, 2010 Jpnreader rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Came across as a first-draft, not a finished product.
John
gave up...interesting but too much medical terminology!
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