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Oliver Sacks’ compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own minds. 

In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians and everyday people - those struck by affliction, unusual talent and even, in one case, by lightning - to show not only that music occupies more areas of our brain than language does but also that it can torment, calm, organise and heal. 

Always wise and compellingly listenable, these stories alter our conception of who we are and how we function and show us an essential part of what it is to be human.

©2018 Oliver Sacks (P)2010 Penguin Random House LLC


"A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that give rise to them, and of the world they create for us. This book is filled with wonders." (Daily Telegraph)

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