Musicophilia

Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 1400033535
Pages : 436 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

Download or read book Musicophilia written by Oliver Sacks and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2008-09-23 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revised and Expanded With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he shows us a variety of what he calls “musical misalignments.” Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with “amusia,” to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks' latest masterpiece.

Auf der Suche nach dem Gedächtnis

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Download or read book Auf der Suche nach dem Gedächtnis written by and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

SUMMARY - Musicophilia: Tales Of Music And The Brain By Oliver Sacks

Publisher : Shortcut Edition
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Pages : 29 pages
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Download or read book SUMMARY - Musicophilia: Tales Of Music And The Brain By Oliver Sacks written by Shortcut Edition and published by Shortcut Edition. This book was released on 2021-06-18 with total page 29 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover the importance of music in your life, whether you are a music lover, a musician, or not. You will also discover that : music affects several areas of the brain in both hemispheres, while speech, for example, is located in two areas of your left hemisphere; thinking music activates the cerebral cortex almost as much as hearing it; musical memory is one of the brain's most extensive and resilient networks; music therapy targets an immersed part of the psyche where memory, emotion and identity are intertwined; some humans do not have the neurological faculties to grasp the tonalities or harmonies of music. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Waltzing

Publisher : Redowa Press
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ISBN : 0982799543
Pages : 269 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (982 users)

Download or read book Waltzing written by Richard Powers and published by Redowa Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 85 chapters of this guidebook, you will find many ideas about waltzing, dancing, and living. Dance descriptions and tips to improve your dancing are accompanied by down-to-earth ways to find greater fulfillment in your dancing and in your life. 25 different kinds of waltz are completely described, including: cross-step waltz, Viennese waltz, box step waltz, rotary waltz, polka, schottische, redowa, mazurka, hambo, zwiefacher, and more. In addition, you will find 85 waltz variations completely described, and a concise compendium of an additional hundred variations, accompanied by 50 illustrations of waltzing through the ages. Then beyond waltzing, much of this book applies to all forms of social ballroom dancing. You'll learn how you can be a better dance partner, how to develop your style and musicality, how to improvise more confidently, how to learn new dances by observation, and how to create your own social dance variations. You'll also learn about the many ways that the practice of social dancing can enrich our lives. Drawing on the latest research in social psychology, Waltzing includes chapters on the essential benefits of: music, physical activity, connection, play, mindfulness, acceptance, conditional learning, and many other topics.

Music and the Nerves, 1700-1900

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137339519
Pages : 236 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

Download or read book Music and the Nerves, 1700-1900 written by J. Kennaway and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-09-29 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The relationship between music and the nervous system is now the subject of intense interest for scientists and people in the humanities, but this is by no means a new phenomenon. This volume sets out the history of the relationship between neurology and music, putting the advances of our era into context.

Mental Health, Psychiatry and the Arts

Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 113803116X
Pages : 176 pages
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Download or read book Mental Health, Psychiatry and the Arts written by Victoria Tischler and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2018-10-08 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Medicine and psychiatry, both based on science, require the art of caring, using the principles of art in learning and teaching. Sitting with a patient, making sense of their distress, being empathetic in understanding both the symptoms and the person and alleviating suffering needs a human touch. For that, doctors need the soul of an artist and must be aware of the value that arts have for society and the individual.' - from the Foreword by Dinesh Bhugra This comprehensive book explores how visual art, cinema, music, poetry, literature and drama can inform the teaching and practice of psychiatrists and mental health professionals. Edited and written by a team of expert practitioners, teachers and researchers, including both clinicians and users of mental health services, this comprehensive book will provide valuable insights for undergraduate and postgraduate educators with teaching reponsibilities in psychiatry and mental health. Students of the medical humanities, art, music and drama therapists, and educators in occupational therapy and psychology will also find this a valuable and insightful handbook. 'The authors of this wonderful handbook provide a convincing argument that the arts are good for what ails us. They have each used a preferred artistic medium to deepen personal reflection and to enhance their own creativity as physicians , teachers and therapists. Their models are clear, their suggestions practical, but none of the approaches you'll find here is reductive or simplistic. Try some of the reflective exercises and teaching strategies. You will be sure to rediscover something you have always cherished about the art of healing.' - from the Foreword by Allan D Peterkin

Music, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Evolution, the Musical Brain, Medical Conditions, and Therapies

Publisher : Elsevier
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ISBN : 0444635521
Pages : 292 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (444 users)

Download or read book Music, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Evolution, the Musical Brain, Medical Conditions, and Therapies written by and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2015-03-02 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Did you ever ask whether music makes people smart, why a Parkinson patient's gait is improved with marching tunes, and whether Robert Schumann was suffering from schizophrenia or Alzheimer's disease? This broad but comprehensive book deals with history and new discoveries about music and the brain. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview on music processing, its effects on brain plasticity, and the healing power of music in neurological and psychiatric disorders. In this context, the disorders the plagued famous musicians and how they affected both performance and composition are critically discussed, and music as medicine, as well as music as a potential health hazard are examined. Among the other topics covered are: how music fit into early conceptions of localization of function in the brain, the cultural roots of music in evolution, and the important roles played by music in societies and educational systems. Topic: Music is interesting to almost everybody Orientation: This book looks at music and the brain both historically and in the light of the latest research findings Comprehensiveness: This is the largest and most comprehensive volume on "music and neurology" ever written! Quality of authors: This volume is written by a unique group of real world experts representing a variety of fields, ranging from history of science and medicine to neurology and musicology

Scales to Scalpels

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1639360727
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (639 users)

Download or read book Scales to Scalpels written by Lisa Wong and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-11-15 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

The Musical Ear

Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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ISBN : 9780754663966
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book The Musical Ear written by Anne Dhu McLucas and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2010 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Musical Ear: Oral Tradition in the USA provides a wide-ranging look at the role played by music that is passed on orally without the use of notation, in the folk, popular and art musics of North America. In order to study the process and to find the common elements, McLucas provides an overview of recent research on the brain and memory in order to help the reader understand the inner workings of oral tradition.

Themelios, Volume 37, Issue 3

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1625649584
Pages : 184 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (625 users)

Download or read book Themelios, Volume 37, Issue 3 written by D. A. Carson and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2015-01-27 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

Music for Other Reasons

Publisher : FriesenPress
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ISBN : 1039128300
Pages : 156 pages
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Download or read book Music for Other Reasons written by Bob Cowin and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2021-09-30 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Music therapists use music to achieve non-musical goals. Their clients range from children with autism or developmental disabilities, through adults recovering from brain injuries or addiction, to seniors with Parkinson’s disease, depression, or dementia. Although accomplished musicians, their therapeutic efforts are quite separate from what they do in other settings as performers or teachers. Music therapy is a fascinating field, full of human interest, but unfamiliar to many people. Music for Other Reasons offers a warm and informal introduction to the profession and its practitioners. While touching on some of the neuroscience that explains how music can unlock a client’s physical, cognitive, or emotional capabilities, the book focuses on the therapists who use this knowledge to benefit others: how they came to work in the field, what they do each day, and some of their joys and challenges. Regardless of your musical background, Music for Other Reasons provides an engaging depiction of a lesser-known path towards wellness, one that celebrates the wonderful complexity of being human.

The Power of Music

Publisher : Charisma House
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ISBN : 1629995959
Pages : 228 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (629 users)

Download or read book The Power of Music written by Michael L. Brown and published by Charisma House. This book was released on 2019-01-08 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book will show you how music can either indoctrinate or educate you, spark rebellion or patriotism, and drive you to the devil or draw you closer to God.

Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0190211091
Pages : 345 pages
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Download or read book Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level written by Katherine Van Wormer and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level draws on a resilience model to explore the dynamics of human behavior across the life span. Biological, psychological, and spiritual dimensions are covered. Illustrations and vignettes from social work, psychology, literature, philosophy, and current events highlight the turning points in our lives. Critical thinking questions are provided. The result is an essential book that bridges theory and practice in accordance with the 2015 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) standards.

Eros and Illness

Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 0674977939
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (674 users)

Download or read book Eros and Illness written by David B. Morris and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2017-02-27 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When we or our loved ones fall ill, our world is thrown into disarray, our routines are interrupted, our beliefs shaken. David Morris offers an unconventional, deeply human exploration of what it means to live with, and live through, disease. He shows how desire—emotions, dreams, stories, romance, even eroticism—plays a crucial part in illness.

Stylish Academic Writing

Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 0674065093
Pages : 229 pages
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Download or read book Stylish Academic Writing written by Helen Sword and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2012-04-16 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Elegant ideas deserve elegant expression. Sword dispels the myth that you can’t get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions or eager to write for a larger audience, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books enjoyable to read—and to write.

Shelter Theology

Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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ISBN : 1506471552
Pages : 188 pages
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Download or read book Shelter Theology written by Susan J. Dunlap and published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers. This book was released on 2021-08-10 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shelter Theology offers insight into the worlds of the invisible: individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in extreme poverty. Based on over ten years of chaplaincy in a homeless shelter, Dunlap shares the nuanced theology of people in harsh circumstances and outlines how their beliefs and practices enable survival and resistance.

Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 0810874180
Pages : 180 pages
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Download or read book Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge written by Robert S. Kahn and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2010 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book looks closely at both Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge, placing both in their historical and social contexts. It considers interesting questions about whether absolute music—music without words—can have meaning and speculates that some works of Western music can evoke synesthesia in listeners—a sense of motion through three-dimensional volumes of space. The author also speculates that Beethoven's long creative dry spell in his late 40s was caused by an extended bout with clinical depression.