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Musicophilia with Oliver Sacks

April 3, 2010

Interview with Oliver Sacks, M.D. on NPR:

Podcast [here]

Neurologist Oliver Sacks has spent a career investigating the brain and its capacity to confound humans, starting withAwakenings.

In Musicophilia, he examines the power of music, using experiences gathered from patients, musicians and everyday people. His medical case studies range from a man who is struck by lightning and is suddenly inspired to become a pianist, to a group of children who are hypermusical from birth.

Sacks talks with Andrea Seabrook about the brain’s relationship to music.

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