This Is Your Brain On Music

This Is Your Brain On Music
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN: 0857895141
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Your Brain On Music Book Excerpt:

Ever wondered why you can identify your favourite song from hearing only the first two notes? Or why you can't get that annoying jingle out of your head? Daniel Levitin's breathtaking - and wholly accessible - book, now published as an ebook, explains why. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of how humans experience music and to unravel the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience. Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language. In This Is Your Brain On Music Levitin offers nothing less than a new way to understand it, and its role in human life.

This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2007-08-28
ISBN: 0452288525
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Your Brain on Music Book Excerpt:

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music
Author: Daniel Levitin
Publsiher: Penguin Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-04
ISBN: 9780241987353
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Your Brain on Music Book Excerpt:

This is the first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of how humans experience music and to unravel the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience. Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language.

This is Your Brain on Music

This is Your Brain on Music
Author: Daniel Levitin
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-04
ISBN: 0241987369
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This is Your Brain on Music Book Excerpt:

From the author of The Changing Mind and The Organized Mind comes a New York Times bestseller that unravels the mystery of our perennial love affair with music ***** 'What do the music of Bach, Depeche Mode and John Cage fundamentally have in common?' Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language. From Mozart to the Beatles, neuroscientist, psychologist and internationally-bestselling author Daniel Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience. In This Is Your Brain On Music Levitin offers nothing less than a new way to understand music, and what it can teach us about ourselves. ***** 'Music seems to have an almost wilful, evasive quality, defying simple explanation, so that the more we find out, the more there is to know . . . Daniel Levitin's book is an eloquent and poetic exploration of this paradox' Sting 'You'll never hear music in the same way again' Classic FM magazine 'Music, Levitin argues, is not a decadent modern diversion but something of fundamental importance to the history of human development' Literary Review

The World in Six Songs

The World in Six Songs
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-08-19
ISBN: 1101043458
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World in Six Songs Book Excerpt:

The author of the New York Times bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music reveals music’s role in the evolution of human culture in this thought-provoking book that “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. Here he 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.

Summary of Daniel J Levitin s This Is Your Brain on Music

Summary of Daniel J  Levitin s This Is Your Brain on Music
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2022-06-10T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Daniel J Levitin s This Is Your Brain on Music Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Music is a vast genre that can be defined as organized sound. It can be traditional, like the great masters, or it can be avant-garde, like Francis Dhomont, Robert Normandeau, or Pierre Schaeffer. #2 The muscial terms I’ll be using are pitch, rhythm, tempo, and contour. Pitch is a purely psychological construct related to the actual frequency of a particular tone and to its relative position in the musical scale. Rhythm is the durations of a series of notes, and the way they group together into units. #3 The five attributes of music are pitch, loudness, timbre, reverberation, and melody. These attributes are separable, and can be changed without altering the others. When these basic elements combine and form relationships with one another in a meaningful way, they create higher-order concepts such as meter, key, and melody. #4 The idea of primitive elements combining to create art, and of the importance of relationships between elements, exists in visual art and dance as well. The most critical aspect of a work of art is not the objects themselves, but the space between objects.

The Music Experience

The Music Experience
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: PI Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-02
ISBN: 9780131862647
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Origins of Music Theory in the Age of Plato

The Origins of Music Theory in the Age of Plato
Author: Sean Alexander Gurd
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN: 1350072001
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Music Theory in the Age of Plato Book Excerpt:

Listening is a social process. Even apparently trivial acts of listening are expert performances of acquired cognitive and bodily habits. Contemporary scholars acknowledge this fact with the notion that there are “auditory cultures.” In the fourth century BCE, Greek philosophers recognized a similar phenomenon in music, which they treated as a privileged site for the cultural manufacture of sensory capabilities, and proof that in a traditional culture perception could be ordered, regular, and reliable. This approachable and elegantly written book tells the story of how music became a vital topic for understanding the senses and their role in the creation of knowledge. Focussing in particular on discussions of music and sensation in Plato and Aristoxenus, Sean Gurd explores a crucial early chapter in the history of hearing and gently raises critical questions about how aesthetic traditionalism and sensory certainty can be joined together in a mutually reinforcing symbiosis.

A Field Guide to Lies

A Field Guide to Lies
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 0698409795
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Guide to Lies Book Excerpt:

From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process—especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them. It's becoming harder to separate the wheat from the digital chaff. How do we distinguish misinformation, pseudo-facts, distortions, and outright lies from reliable information? Levitin groups his field guide into two categories—statistical infomation and faulty arguments—ultimately showing how science is the bedrock of critical thinking. Infoliteracy means understanding that there are hierarchies of source quality and bias that variously distort our information feeds via every media channel, including social media. We may expect newspapers, bloggers, the government, and Wikipedia to be factually and logically correct, but they so often aren't. We need to think critically about the words and numbers we encounter if we want to be successful at work, at play, and in making the most of our lives. This means checking the plausibility and reasoning—not passively accepting information, repeating it, and making decisions based on it. Readers learn to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. Levitin's charming, entertaining, accessible guide can help anyone wake up to a whole lot of things that aren't so. And catch some lying weasels in their tracks!

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 884
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780262621595
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology Book Excerpt:

An anthology of core readings on cognitive psychology.

This Will End in Tears

This Will End in Tears
Author: Adam Brent Houghtaling
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN: 0062098969
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Will End in Tears Book Excerpt:

This Will End in Tears is the first ever and definitive guide to melancholy music. Author Adam Brent Houghtaling leads music fans across genres, beyond the enclaves of emo and mope-rock, and through time to celebrate the albums and artists that make up the miserabilist landscape. In essence a book about the saddest songs ever sung, This Will End in Tears is an encyclopedic guide to the masters of melancholy—from Robert Johnson to Radiohead, from Edith Piaf to Joy Division, from Patsy Cline to The Cure—an insightful, exceedingly engaging exploration into why sad songs make us so happy.

Disiplinleraras M zik Ara t rmalar Dergisi

Disiplinleraras   M  zik Ara  t  rmalar   Dergisi
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Successful Aging

Successful Aging
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: Dutton Books
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9781524744182
Category: PSYCHOLOGY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Aging Book Excerpt:

"[The author] turns his keen insights to what happens in our brains as we age; why we should think about health span, not life span; and, based on a rigorous analysis of neuroscientific evidence, how you can make the most of your seventies, eighties, and nineties today, no matter how old you are now"--

Playback

Playback
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Healthy Brain Happy Life

Healthy Brain  Happy Life
Author: Wendy Suzuki,Billie Fitzpatrick
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN: 0062366807
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthy Brain Happy Life Book Excerpt:

A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain, our health, and our personal happiness in this clear, informative, and inspiring guide—a blend of personal memoir, science narrative, and immediately useful takeaways that bring the human brain into focus as never before, revealing the powerful connection between exercise, learning, memory, and cognitive abilities. Nearing forty, Dr. Wendy Suzuki was at the pinnacle of her career. An award-winning university professor and world-renowned neuroscientist, she had tenure, her own successful research lab, prestigious awards, and international renown. That’s when to celebrate her birthday, she booked an adventure trip that forced her to wake up to a startling reality: despite her professional success, she was overweight, lonely, and tired and knew that her life had to change. Wendy started simply—by going to an exercise class. Eventually, she noticed an improvement in her memory, her energy levels, and her ability to work quickly and move from task to task easily. Not only did Wendy begin to get fit, but she also became sharper, had more energy, and her memory improved. Being a neuroscientist, she wanted to know why. What she learned transformed her body and her life. Now, it can transform yours. Wendy discovered that there is a biological connection between exercise, mindfulness, and action. With exercise, your body feels more alive and your brain actually performs better. Yes—you can make yourself smarter. In this fascinating book, Suzuki makes neuroscience easy to understand, interweaving her personal story with groundbreaking research, and offering practical, short exercises—4 minute Brain Hacks—to engage your mind and improve your memory, your ability to learn new skills, and function more efficiently. Taking us on an amazing journey inside the brain as never before, Suzuki helps us unlock the keys to neuroplasticity that can change our brains, or bodies, and, ultimately, our lives.

The Organized Mind

The Organized Mind
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 0147516315
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Organized Mind Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details. The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we’re expected to make more—and faster—decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up. But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel—and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time. With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives. This Is Your Brain on Music showed how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works. The Organized Mind shows how to navigate the churning flood of information in the twenty-first century with the same neuroscientific perspective.

Foundations in Music Psychology

Foundations in Music Psychology
Author: Peter Jason Rentfrow,Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 961
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN: 0262039273
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations in Music Psychology Book Excerpt:

A state-of-the-art overview of the latest theory and research in music psychology, written by leaders in the field. This authoritative, landmark volume offers a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of the latest theory and research in music perception and cognition. Eminent scholars from a range of disciplines, employing a variety of methodologies, describe important findings from core areas of the field, including music cognition, the neuroscience of music, musical performance, and music therapy. The book can be used as a textbook for courses in music cognition, auditory perception, science of music, psychology of music, philosophy of music, and music therapy, and as a reference for researchers, teachers, and musicians. The book's sections cover music perception; music cognition; music, neurobiology, and evolution; musical training, ability, and performance; and musical experience in everyday life. Chapters treat such topics as pitch, rhythm, and timbre; musical expectancy, musicality, musical disorders, and absolute pitch; brain processes involved in music perception, cross-species studies of music cognition, and music across cultures; improvisation, the assessment of musical ability, and singing; and music and emotions, musical preferences, and music therapy. Contributors Fleur Bouwer, Peter Cariani, Laura K. Cirelli, Annabel J. Cohen, Lola L. Cuddy, Shannon de L'Etoile, Jessica A. Grahn, David M. Greenberg, Bruno Gingras, Henkjan Honing, Lorna S. Jakobson, Ji Chul Kim, Stefan Koelsch, Edward W. Large, Miriam Lense, Daniel Levitin, Charles J. Limb, Psyche Loui, Stephen McAdams, Lucy M. McGarry, Malinda J. McPherson, Andrew J. Oxenham, Caroline Palmer, Aniruddh Patel, Eve-Marie Quintin, Peter Jason Rentfrow, Edward Roth, Frank A. Russo, Rebecca Scheurich, Kai Siedenburg, Avital Sternin, Yanan Sun, William F. Thompson, Renee Timmers, Mark Jude Tramo, Sandra E. Trehub, Michael W. Weiss, Marcel Zentner

A Field Guide to Lies

A Field Guide to Lies
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN: 0735241759
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Guide to Lies Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2017 National Business Book Award Shortlisted for the 2016/2017 Donner Prize PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS WEAPONIZED LIES Updated with an exciting new package, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. We are bombarded with more information each day than the mind can process--especially in election season. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports with engaging humor and authority. It's becoming harder to separate the wheat from the digital chaff. How do we distinguish misinformation, pseudo-facts, distortions and outright lies from reliable information? Daniel Levitin groups his field guide into two categories--statistical information and faulty arguments--ultimately showing how science is the bedrock of critical thinking. Infoliteracy means understanding that there are hierarchies of source quality and bias that variously distort our information feeds via every media channel including social media. We may expect newspapers, bloggers, the government, and Wikipedia to be factually and logically correct, but they so often aren't. We need to think critically about the words and numbers we encounter. This means checking the plausibility and reasoning--not passively accepting information, repeating it, and making decisions based on it. Readers learn to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. Levitin's charming, entertaining, accessible guide can help anyone wake up to a whole lot of things that aren't so. And catch some lying weasels in their tracks.

The Organised Mind

The Organised Mind
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN: 9780670923106
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Organised Mind Book Excerpt:

Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin tackles the problems of twenty-first century information overload in his New York Times bestselling book The Organized Mind.'The Organized Mind is smart, important, and as always, exquisitely written' - Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University, author of Stumbling on HappinessOverwhelmed by demands on your time? Baffled by the sheer volume of data?You're not alone: modern society is in a state of information overload. The Organized Mind investigates this phenomenon and the effect it has on us, analysing how and why our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age.The twenty-first century sees us drowning under emails, forever juggling six tasks at once and trying to make complex decisions ever more quickly. Using a combination of academic research and examples from daily life, neuroscientist and bestselling author Daniel Levitin explains how to take back control of your life.This book will take you through every aspect of modern life, from healthcare to online dating to raising kids, showing that the secret to success is always organization. Levitin's research is surprising, powerful and will change the way you see the world. It's time to learn why there's no such thing as multitasking, why email is so addictive and why all successful people need a junk drawer.In a world where information is power, The Organized Mind holds the key to harnessing that information and making it work for you.Dr. Daniel J. Levitin has a PhD in Psychology, training at Stanford University Medical School and UC Berkeley. He is the author of the No. 1 bestseller This Is Your Brain On Music (Dutton, 2006), published in nineteen languages, and The World in Six Songs (Dutton, 2008) which hit the bestseller lists in its first week of release. Currently he is a James McGill Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Stanford

Stanford
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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