This Is Your Brain on Music

The Science of a Human Obsession

Ranked #2 in Music, Ranked #4 in Soundsee more rankings.

Whether you load your iPod with Bach or Bono, music has a significant role in your life—even if you never realized it. Why does music evoke such powerful moods? The answers are at last be- coming clear, thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology. Both a cutting-edge study and a tribute to the beauty of music itself, This Is Your Brain on Music unravels a host of mysteries that affect everything from pop culture to our understanding of human nature, including:
• Are our musical preferences shaped in utero?
• Is there a cutoff point for...

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Vinod Khosla Co-Founder/Sun MicrosystemFascinating though older book. (Source)

Justin Boreta Goes into the evolutionary thinking behind why music does what it does. (Source)

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