THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC
The Science of a Human Obsession
Arguing that music is fundamental to our species, Levitin draws on research and introduces examples ranging from Beethoven and Stevie Wonder to Metallica and Sting as he investigates fascinating topics such as how music preferences are shaped, why 10,000 hours of practice—not talent—makes virtuosos, how jingles get stuck in our heads, and whether there is a cutoff point for acquiring new tastes in music.
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