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  • This Is Your Brain on Music

  • The Science of a Human Obsession
  • By: Daniel J. Levitin
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 479

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music - its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it - and the human brain. Levitin draws on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Neuroscience for the right brain

  • By Paul Mullen on 09-12-07

Well done could be even more science-based

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-09

I thought this book was very interesting and thought-provoking. I would have enjoyed it even more with injections of more medical or science-based studies and evidence. But it is very good, especially in audio book format since he has audio examples throughout, and these audio clips really bring his points to life. In short, this book is definitely worth listening to and/or reading especially if you like music, which so many of us do.

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