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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Revised and Expanded Edition by Oliver Sacks (2008)

The late neurologist, naturalist, historian of science, and author explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. Learn more and purchase at oliversaks.com.

This Reading Room recommendation is offered in conjunction with the Tetzlaff Quartet, Matthew Whitaker Quartet, and soprano Renée Fleming performance and as part of Cal Performances’ Illuminations: “Music and the Mind” programming, which offers diverse opportunities to explore our deeply human connection with music. Cal Performances Reading Room are books suggested for reading in conjunction with events scheduled during Cal Performances at Home Fall Season.

Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks book cover

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