Oliver Sacks: Musicophilia

12/3/2008:

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!

oliver-sacks-hoboken-stevens-institute.jpgThe 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:

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4 Comments on "Oliver Sacks: Musicophilia"

ricky roma
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ricky roma

the events on his website ofetn say “free and open to the public” – this one doesn’t, but here is the info. looks interesting – i may check it out:

Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ
4:00pm lecture at the Babbio Center

Rand Hoppe
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Rand Hoppe

Free and open to the public. In room 122 of the relatively new Babbio Center at 6th and River St.

mooshu
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mooshu

I like music that makes me dance while I’m ironing :D, as well as lyrics that highly disturb others.

Jimetics
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Jimetics

I am half way through this book. Very interesting.

Do I need a ticket/reservation to attend the lecture? What building is it in?

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