Oliver Sacks: Musicophilia
Why do certain people like certain kinds of music?
Why do YOU like the music that you do?
A very interesting “lecture” this afternoon (Wednesday, December 3rd at 4pm – over at Stevens Institute.)
Musicophilia and more!
The renowned author Dr. Oliver Sacks, a professor of neurology and psychiatry and “Columbia Artist” at Columbia University, will talk about the mysteries of the brain and mind in a conversation with CSW Director John Horgan. Dr. Sacks’s many bestsellers include his case histories of patients with neurological syndromes, notably The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, An Anthropologist on Mars and Awakenings (made into a film starring Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro); Uncle Tungsten, a memoir; and his most recent book, Musicophilia, an exploration of the neural underpinnings of music.
See more at www.oliversacks.com
Here’s a brief overview video: