This is Your Brain on Music

by: Daniel Levitin

Summary and Review

This is Your Brain on Music : The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel Levitin is an informative novel that explains how music is related to the brain from the view of a music lover and neuroscientist.

  • "Endlessly stimulating, a marvelous overview, and one which only a deeply musical neuroscientist could give. Daniel Levitin has a huge knowledge of music developed since the 1950s (and of Blues, Jazz, and etc. before this), and not merely a formal but a deep personal knowledge as an expert performer no less than as a listener. I liked the discussion of 'safe' and 'dangerous' music, and I very much liked the final chapter on the evolutionary origins of music. An important book."

    - Oliver Sacks, M.D.

Daniel Levitin: Music and the Brain