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This Is Your Brain on Music

Understanding a Human Obsession

By Daniel Levitin
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This Is Your Brain on Music: Understanding a Human Obsession by Daniel Levitin

In This is Your Brain on Music (2006), musician and neuroscientist Dr. Daniel J. Levitin illuminates exactly what happens in the brain when people listen to rhythms, timbres and pitches, helping us understand why we’re so profoundly affected by music.

  • People curious about what happens in their brain when they listen to music
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the relationship between psychology and music

Daniel Levitin is a psychologist, neuroscientist, musician, record producer and best-selling author. As well as working as a professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University, in Montreal, Levitin has worked as a producer, sound designer and consultant for the likes of Chris Isaak, Steely Dan, and Stevie Wonder.

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