It provides tons of anecdotal evidence that music is innate human nature.
I heard this book after Steven Pinker's "Blank Slate", so I expected a similar style of "theory, anecdotal evidence, scientific explanation". Musicophilia provides "theory, anecdotal evidence, little or no explanation". Despite this perceived shortfall, I'm glad that I listened to it. Dr. Sacks has broadened and deepened my appreciation for music, and added perspective to my self--perception. I love to listen to a great variety of music genres, but I'm not able to sing or play instruments very well. After his book, I no longer feel insecure about it.
Top 3 ever.
This book has launched me into an existential crisis. I read it 6 months ago, and I'm beginning to come out at the other end. Pinker A few parts are tedious on audio (e.g. computational theory), but Pinker makes up for it with a great sense of humor throughout the rest of the book.
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