The Resource Music, the brain, and ecstasy : how music captures our imagination, Robert Jourdain

Music, the brain, and ecstasy : how music captures our imagination, Robert Jourdain

Label
Music, the brain, and ecstasy : how music captures our imagination
Title
Music, the brain, and ecstasy
Title remainder
how music captures our imagination
Statement of responsibility
Robert Jourdain
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy is a far-reaching study of how music captivates us so completely and why we form such powerful connections to it. Leading us to an understanding of the pleasures of sound, Robert Jourdain draws on a variety of fields including science, psychology, and philosophy. He uses music from around the world to show how melodies work, how rhythm differs from beat, and why some sounds are beautiful and others ugly. Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy looks
  • At the evolution of music and introduces surprising new concepts of memory and perception, knowledge and attention, motion and emotion, all at work as music takes hold of us. Along the way, a fascinating cast of characters brings Jourdain's narrative to vivid life: "idiots savants" who absorb whole pieces on a single hearing, composers who hallucinate entire compositions, a psychic who claimed to take dictation from long-dead composers, and victims of brain damage who
  • Can move only when they hear music. In each of these, Jourdain assures us, we will see parts of ourselves. Using such examples, he helps explain the parallels between music and language, and asks how the brain reacts to each
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jourdain, Robert
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3830
LC item number
.J68 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Musikpsychologie
  • Musikästhetik
  • Musikwahrnehmung
Label
Music, the brain, and ecstasy : how music captures our imagination, Robert Jourdain
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. From sound ... -- 2. ... to tone ... -- 3. ... to melody ... -- 4. ... to harmony ... -- 5. ... to rhythm ... -- 6. ... to composition ... -- 7. ... to performance ... -- 8. ... to listening ... -- 9. ... to understanding ... -- 10. ... to ecstasy
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 377 pages
Isbn
9780688142360
Lccn
96027334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35102911
  • (OCoLC)ocm35102911
Label
Music, the brain, and ecstasy : how music captures our imagination, Robert Jourdain
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. From sound ... -- 2. ... to tone ... -- 3. ... to melody ... -- 4. ... to harmony ... -- 5. ... to rhythm ... -- 6. ... to composition ... -- 7. ... to performance ... -- 8. ... to listening ... -- 9. ... to understanding ... -- 10. ... to ecstasy
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 377 pages
Isbn
9780688142360
Lccn
96027334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35102911
  • (OCoLC)ocm35102911

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