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Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
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    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

John Zimmerman, February 8, 2009

MUSICOPHILIA contains 29 chapters. Each chapter is independent. Each chapter describes a series of people with a brain dysfunction that manifests itself in a change in musical ability (ies) or musical appreciation. Some of these patients were professional musicians who suffered a stroke, or an accident; He has collected data on patients in similar situations from a number of other Dr.s, and has researched medical literature back to the late 19th century. In most cases, the particular dysfunction may be traceable to a specified area in the brain, and he tries to trace it. His fascinating chapter on Absolute Pitch even notes that “Absolute Pitch can shift with age” and that this can be a problem for older musicians. My sister & I both experienced such a shift sometime in our fifties!


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