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Read online This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession Whether you load your iPod with Bach or Bono music has a significant role in your life even if you never realized it Why does music evoke such powerful moods The answers are at last be coming clear thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology Both a cutting edge study and a tribute to the beauty of music itself b This Is Your Brain on Music b unravels a host of mysteries that affect everything from pop culture to our understanding of human nature including Are our musical preferences shaped in utero Is there a cutoff point for acquiring new tastes in music What do PET scans and MRIs reveal about the brain s response to music Is musical pleasure different from other kinds of pleasure .

b This Is Your Brain on Music b explores cultures in which singing is considered an essential human function patients who have a rare disorder that prevents them from making sense of music and scientists studying why two people may not have the same definition of pitch At every turn this provocative work unlocks deep secrets about how nature and nurture forge a uniquely human obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

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This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Title:This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
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Number of Pages:314
Category:Music, Non fiction, Science, Psychology, Neuroscience
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Mozak i muzika: Znanost o jednoj ljudskoj opsesiji, Korrastatud mistus, A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, 3 Minute Summary of The Organized Mind Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel Levitin (thimblesofplenty 3 Minute Business Book Summary Series 1), Clive: Working for the Man in the Age of Vinyl, The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature, From Demo Tape to Record Deal: Handy Guide, Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings
At twenty one after years playing in a band Don Silver filled his briefcase with overblown resumes and headed to New York City where he landed a job every musician dreamed of working as an A amp R man for Clive Davis The problem was the year was and the charts were topped by disco records And to Don s horror Clive seemed more interested in making hit singles that would make the cash register jingle than in finding great artists making important music br br In two years Don went from wanting nothing more than to please his temperamental boss to wanting nothing to do with the world this talented narcissist ruled But is it that easy to give up the perks and power Filled with the same love of language and lyricism that made his first novel Backward Facing Man a critical success this short literary memoir is not just a portrait of a great record man but a riff on life ambition and music that will touch readers hearts and souls just like great rock n roll, No description available, b From i The i i New York Times i bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever br br b We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process especially in election season It s raining bad data half truths and even outright lies i New York Times i bestselling author Daniel J Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements statistics graphs and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them b br b br It s becoming harder to separate the wheat from the digital chaff How do we distinguish misinformation pseudo facts distortions and outright lies from reliable information Levitin groups his field guide into two categories statistical infomation and faulty arguments ultimately showing how science is the bedrock of critical thinking Infoliteracy means understanding that there are hierarchies of source quality and bias that variously distort our information feeds via every media channel including social media We may expect newspapers bloggers the government and Wikipedia to be factually and logically correct but they so often aren t We need to think critically about the words and numbers we encounter if we want to be successful at work at play and in making the most of our lives This means checking the plausibility and reasoning not passively accepting information repeating it and making decisions based on it Readers learn to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection Levitin s charming entertaining accessible guide can help anyone wake up to a whole lot of things that aren t so And catch some lying weasels in their tracks br br b b, b i New York Times i bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details b br br The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data At the same time we re expected to make more and faster decisions about our lives than ever before No wonder then that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses missing appointments and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up br br But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow In i The Organized Mind i Daniel J Levitin PhD uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes workplaces and time br br With lively entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives i This Is Your Brain on Music i showed how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works i The Organized Mind i shows how to navigate the churning flood of information in the twenty first century with the same neuroscientific perspective