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Wonderful Books about You & Music:                                   

  •  Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain is a 2007 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks about music and the human brain. Publisher: Knopf (October 16, 2007).

The author draws on the individual experiences of patients, musicians, composers, and ordinary people to explore the complex human response to music and how music can affect those suffering from a variety of ailments. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks' latest masterpiece.

  • This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession is a 2007 book by Professor Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., an American cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, record producer, musician and writer. Publisher: Plume/Penguin (August 28, 2007).

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.

  • The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature is a 2008 book by Professor Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., an American cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, record producer, musician and writer. Publisher: Dutton Adult (August 19, 2008).

Analyzes six evolutionary musical forms while identifying neural impulses that reflect the brain's development in accordance with music, illuminating the sophisticated biological process that accompanies the musical experience.

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  •  The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments: From All Eras and Regions of the World is a 2008 book by Professor Bozhidar Abrashev, Ph.D, author and professor of symphonic orchestration and organology, and Vladimir Gadjev, music critic and lecturer in the sociology of music. Publisher: H. F. Ullmann (February 2008).

The authors present the various methods of producing sound with great passion, vividly explaining how early musical inventions were scattered across the globe and how they evolved in various cultures. Cleary arranged, the structure of the book provides a quick overview of the history, symbolism, construction and playing technique of each of the instruments discussed - an indispensable reference work for every professional musician and for interested amateurs.

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