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Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
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Apr 28, 08

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Read in April, 2008

This book was fascinating. I very much enjoyed its anecdotal and conversational style. When finished reading it, I didn't feel like an "expert" in music therapy or cognitive science, but I felt that my awareness of the the power of music was enhanced. I have greater respect for musicians in general, and those with disabilities in particular. Most of all, it made me want to learn more about music and the mind.

I became a bit lost once in a while when he started talking about cortical functioning and brain topography and anatomy, but I was actually surprised by how much I could follow. As a lay-reader, I appreciated that Sacks kept the scientific jargon to a minimum and focused on the aspects of personality and communication with relation to music.
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Angela I thought the same thing - I sent a goodreads recommendation to Kelly about this book, and told her that I thought both she and Joseph would enjoy it. :) Let me know what you think when you get the chance to read it.


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