Along with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia is one of Dr. Oliver Sacks’ most comprehensive and compelling inquiries into how the brain responds to music. He offers case histories of people suffering from musical hallucinations, brain worms, synesthesia, catchy tunes, “sticky music” and all manner of musicophilia. Sacks describes how he suffered bouts of “acquired amusia,” in which, as he listened, music broke apart into an unsettling noise. In Sacks’ world, and in that of his patients, music may be both tormentor and savior.
About the Author
British neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks (1933-2015) was the “poet laureate of Medicine.” His bestellers include The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat; Everything in its Place; and Gratitude.