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The Resource The power of music : pioneering discoveries in the new science of song, Elena Mannes ; foreword by Aniruddh D. Patel

The power of music : pioneering discoveries in the new science of song, Elena Mannes ; foreword by Aniruddh D. Patel

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The power of music : pioneering discoveries in the new science of song
Title
The power of music
Title remainder
pioneering discoveries in the new science of song
Statement of responsibility
Elena Mannes ; foreword by Aniruddh D. Patel
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Language
eng
Summary
This book is a pathbreaking exploration into how and why the human organism -- and the ebb and flow of the cosmos -- is moved by the undeniable effect of music. As Elena Mannes reveals in her eye-opening book, we are at a breakthrough moment in music research, for only recently has science sought in earnest to understand and explain the power of music and its connection to the body, the brain, and the world of nature. The award-winning creator of the acclaimed documentary The Music Instinct: Science & Song follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to unveil the latest discoveries in the new science of music. How much of our musicality is learned and how much is innate? Can examining the biological foundations of music help scientists unravel the intricate web of human cognition and brain function? Why is music virtually universal across cultures and time, and does it provide some evolutionary advantage? Can music make people healthier? Might music contain organizing principles of harmonic vibration that underlie the cosmos itself? One remarkable recent study shows that infants' cries contain common musical intervals. Physics experiments show that sound waves can change the structure of a material; world-famous musician Bobby McFerrin believes musical sound vibrations physically penetrate our bodies, shifting molecules as they do. From neurologist Gottfried Schlaug and X-ray astronomer Andrew Fabian, who studies the actual music of the spheres, to opera star Deborah Voigt and the deaf Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who "hears" through her feet, Mannes takes us to the crossroads of science and culture. Perhaps most remarkably, she explores the power of music to heal. "We can imagine a day," she writes, "when doctors write prescriptions for music," knowing what precise combinations of notes and styles affect different parts of the body and mind-- From publisher description
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Mannes, Elena
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Patel, Aniruddh D.
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  • Music
  • Music and science
  • Music
  • Musique
  • Musique et sciences
  • Music
  • Music and science
  • Musikwahrnehmung
  • Körpererfahrung
  • Hirnfunktion
  • Gefühlsempfindung
  • Musikpsychologie
  • Music
  • Music
  • Science
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Label
The power of music : pioneering discoveries in the new science of song, Elena Mannes ; foreword by Aniruddh D. Patel
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-251) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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Contents
The musical body and brain. Feel the sound ; Music plays the body ; The brain plays music ; Is music our genetic birthright? -- The musical self. Agony and ecstasy : how we listen ; Mind-bending notes : can music make us smarter? ; Music speaks ; Why music? -- The resonant world. Whale songs, elephant bands, and dancing birds ; The music of the spheres -- Music Rx. Pain, pills -- or music ; The next wave? ; Beyond the concert hall
Control code
639161264
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802719966
Lccn
2010048255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)639161264
Label
The power of music : pioneering discoveries in the new science of song, Elena Mannes ; foreword by Aniruddh D. Patel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-251) 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
The musical body and brain. Feel the sound ; Music plays the body ; The brain plays music ; Is music our genetic birthright? -- The musical self. Agony and ecstasy : how we listen ; Mind-bending notes : can music make us smarter? ; Music speaks ; Why music? -- The resonant world. Whale songs, elephant bands, and dancing birds ; The music of the spheres -- Music Rx. Pain, pills -- or music ; The next wave? ; Beyond the concert hall
Control code
639161264
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802719966
Lccn
2010048255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)639161264

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