Musicophilia; Oliver Sacks

Musicophilia; Oliver Sacks

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A physician, professor of neurology and author, Oliver Sacks (1933-2015) has been described by the New York Times as 'a kind of poet laureate of contemporary medicine'. His books are made up of case histories of his patients, and examine both their neurological disorders and the strategies they adopted to cope with them. Exploring the powers of music to torment, calm and heal, in Musicophilia Sacks analyses case studies involving musical hallucinations, amnesia, synaesthesia and even seizures caused by romantic music.

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