Via 'Musicophilia,' Sacks Studies Music and the Brain Neurologist Oliver Sacks has spent a career investigating the brain and its capacity to confound humans. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through case studies he's gathered from patients, musicians and everyday people.

Via 'Musicophilia,' Sacks Studies Music and the Brain

Sacks discusses the power of music on 'All Things Considered'

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Dr. Oliver Sacks' lifelong study of the human brain and its oddities has produced a steady stream of books. Elena Siebert hide caption

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Neurologist Oliver Sacks has spent a career investigating the brain and its capacity to confound humans, starting with Awakenings.

In Musicophilia, he examines the power of music, using experiences gathered from patients, musicians and everyday people. His medical case studies range from a man who is struck by lightning and is suddenly inspired to become a pianist, to a group of children who are hypermusical from birth.

Sacks talks with Andrea Seabrook about the brain's relationship to music.

Musicophilia
Tales of Music and the Brain
By Oliver Sacks

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