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September 08 , 2007

Music, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Historical Connections and Perspectives


Music, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Historical Connections and Perspectives provides a broad and comprehensive discussion of history and new discoveries regarding music and the brain, presenting a multidisciplinary overview on music processing, its effects on brain plasticity, and the healing power of music in neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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  • Examines music and the brain both historically and in the light of the latest research findings
  • The largest and most comprehensive volume on "music and neurology" ever written
  • Written by a unique group of real world experts representing a variety of fields, ranging from history of science and medicine, to neurology and musicology
  • Includes a discussion of the way music has cultural roots in evolution and its important role in societies
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