In an astonishing blend of art and science, Daniel Levitin describes how music played a pivotal role in the creation of human culture and society.
Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. He is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and Professor Emeritus at McGill University. He is the author of This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, and The Organized Mind. He divides his time between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
A fantastic ride * New Scientist *
Masterful ... Eminently enjoyable * Los Angeles Times *
Exquisitely well-written and easy to read, serving up a great deal of scientific information in a gentle way for those of us who are - or just think we are - a bit science-phobic * Huffington Post *
Fascinating. Provides a biological explanation for why we might tap our feet or bob our heads in time with a favorite song, how singing might soothe a baby, and how music emboldens soldiers or athletes preparing for conflict * Associated Press *
Why can a song make you cry in a matter of seconds? Six Songs is the only book that explains why * Bobby McFerrin, ten-time Grammy Award-winning artist ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") *
Fantastic * New Scientist *
Exquisitely well-written and easy to read, serving up a great deal of scientific information in a gentle way for those of us who are-or just think we are-a bit science-phobic * Huffington Post *