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  • This Is Your Brain on Music

  • Understanding a Human Obsession
  • Written by: Daniel Levitin
  • Narrated by: Daniel Levitin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience. 

Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language. In This Is Your Brain on Music Levitin offers nothing less than a new way to understand it and its role in human life. 

©2006 Daniel Levitin (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-21

A great look at neuroscience

A great look at neuroscience through the lense of music. You'll learn more about the brain than music, but if that's what you're here for great. Well read, easy to listen to. Published in 2006 however so some parts of the neuroscience could be slightly updated. A 2nd ed. perhaps?

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  • Mr. Oliver A. Godfrey
  • 20-05-20

Ok but not as much musical content as II thought

My boss recommended this for years ( the book) and I only managed to start reading it before I left the company. So when I saw the audio book on here I thought that’s a write and easy way. I don’t know quite what I was expecting but maybe I thought it would unlock something magical in my brain or understand music theory better. I still really enjoy Daniel and support him. Thanks

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  • Sean
  • 29-05-22

Music Cerebral Feast

Great survey of music it's processes and how the brain processes complex sounds and with an intriguing exploration into the evolution of music in humans and other species.

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  • J. Verdouw
  • 03-08-20

Inspiring book with lots of interesting references

I absorbed all the interesting outcomes of research that has been done on how music affects the brain.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-09-20

Very Interesting

A fascinating exploration into why and what happens when we listen to music. Must Listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-22

Masterful

Daniel Levitin: a maestro of neuroscience and musical understanding combines his passion into this incredibly well written book.

As a musician his humour had me laughing and his obviously hard worked for knowledge is a wealth of knowledge I’m so incredibly grateful for.

Thank you Daniel, you have done a great service for humanity.

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  • Marlene
  • 08-11-21

What a brain!

I loved listening to Daniel narrate this book. It's a fascinating subject and well presented. Thank you!

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  • Deirdre E Siegel
  • 02-09-21

Excellent listening pleasure :-)

A thoroughly enjoyable book about music and it’s place in our lives.
Whether you like music or not this a informative book about your brain.
Thanks Daniel :-)