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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. 

©2006 Daniel Levitin (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Ok but not as much musical content as II thought

My boss recommended this for years ( the book) and I only managed to start reading it before I left the company. So when I saw the audio book on here I thought that’s a write and easy way. I don’t know quite what I was expecting but maybe I thought it would unlock something magical in my brain or understand music theory better. I still really enjoy Daniel and support him. Thanks

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Inspiring book with lots of interesting references

I absorbed all the interesting outcomes of research that has been done on how music affects the brain.