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The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature

Daniel J. Levitin


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PUBLISHED: 31st July 2009
ISBN: 9780452295483
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Daniel J. Levitin showcases his theory that the brain evolved to play and listen to music in six fundamental forms - for knowledge, friendship, ceremony, joy, comfort, and love. Daniel J. Levitin is the author of the New York Times bestseller THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC.
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  • Paperback
    $31.31
PUBLISHED: 31st July 2009
ISBN: 9780452295483
ANNOTATION:
Daniel J. Levitin showcases his theory that the brain evolved to play and listen to music in six fundamental forms - for knowledge, friendship, ceremony, joy, comfort, and love. Daniel J. Levitin is the author of the New York Times bestseller THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC.

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Daniel J. Levitin showcases his theory that the brain evolved to play and listen to music in six fundamental forms - for knowledge, friendship, ceremony, joy, comfort, and love. Daniel J. Levitin is the author of the New York Times bestseller THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC.

Publisher Description

The author of the "New York Times" bestseller "This Is Your Brain on Music" reveals music's role in the evolution of human culture-and "will leave you awestruck" ("The New York Times") Daniel J. Levitin's astounding debut bestseller, "This Is Your Brain on Music," enthralled and delighted readers as it transformed our understanding of how music gets in our heads and stays there. Now in his second "New York Times" bestseller, his genius for combining science and art reveals how music shaped humanity across cultures and throughout history. Dr. Levitin identifies six fundamental song functions or types-friendship, joy, comfort, religion, knowledge, and love-then shows how each in its own way has enabled the social bonding necessary for human culture and society to evolve. He shows, in effect, how these "six songs" work in our brains to preserve the emotional history of our lives and species. Dr. Levitin combines cutting-edge scientific research from his music cognition lab at McGill University and work in an array of related fields; his own sometimes hilarious experiences in the music business; and illuminating interviews with musicians such as Sting and David Byrne, as well as conductors, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists. "The World in Six Songs" is, ultimately, a revolution in our understanding of how human nature evolved-right up to the iPod. Read Daniel Levitin's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Author Biography

Daniel J. Levitin is Assistant Professor of Psychology at McGill University, where he holds the Bell Chair in the Psychology of Electronic Communication and the FQRT Strategic Professor Chair in Psychology.

Product Details

Author
Daniel J. Levitin
Short Title
WORLD IN 6 SONGS
Publisher
Plume Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0452295483
ISBN-13
9780452295483
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-07-31
Audience Age
17-17
Pages
358