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Read online Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous La musique peut nous mouvoir jusqu au tr fonds de notre tre nous arracher la d pression nous inciter danser ou nous rendre triste et nostalgique Quand on est un neurologue aussi comp tent qu Oliver Sacks et ouvert comme lui bien d autres disciplines comment peut on comprendre et d crire ce pouvoir Plus d aires c r brales sont affect es au traitement de la musique qu celui du langage l homme est donc v ritablement une esp ce musicale Bien des exemples le montrent voqu s par Sacks avec la force et le talent qu on lui conna t voir L Homme qui prenait sa femme pour un chapeau depuis ce chirurgien frapp par un clair qui devient soudain pianiste l ge de quarante deux ans jusqu au fr re manchot de Wittgenstein en passant par les familiers de la synesth sie ou les arri r s mentaux m lomanes La musique est souvent m dicalement bienfaisante elle anime les parkinsoniens incapables de se mouvoir am liore l locution des victimes d accidents vasculaires apaise les patients atteints de la maladie d Alzheimer ou restitue des souvenirs certains amn siques L homme a donc une v ritable dimension musicale Oliver Sacks la d crit dans toute son tendue d un point de vue scientifique philosophique et spirituel by Oliver Sacks

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Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous
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Category:Non fiction, Music, Science, Psychology, Neuroscience
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A deeply moving testimony and celebration of how to embrace life br br In January Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer and he shared this news in a i New York Times i essay that inspired readers all over the world I cannot pretend I am without fear But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude Above all I have been a sentient being a thinking animal on this beautiful planet and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure br i Gratitude i consists of four essays that originally appeared in i The New York Times i accompanied by a foreword that describes the occasion of each chapter The foreword is written by Billy Hayes Oliver Sacks s partner and Kate Edgar his long time collaborator, Paradoxical portraits of seven neurological patients including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette s syndrome unless he is operating an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident but finds new creative power in black amp white amp others, With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition In Musicophilia he shows us a variety of what he calls musical misalignments Among them a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty two an entire group of children with Williams syndrome who are hypermusical from birth people with amusia to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds for everything but music Illuminating inspiring and utterly unforgettable Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks latest masterpiece, In Uncle Tungsten Sacks evokes with warmth and wit his upbringing in wartime England He tells of the large science steeped family who fostered his early fascination with chemistry There follow his years at boarding school where though unhappy he developed the intellectual curiosity that would shape his later life And we hear of his return to London an emotionally bereft ten year old who found solace in his passion for learning Uncle Tungsten radiates all the delight and wonder of a boy s adventures and is an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary young mind br If you did not think that gallium and iridium could move you this superb book will change your mind The Times br The amalgamation of personal recollection and scientific history makes a luminous inspiring book Sunday Telegraph br Uncle Tungsten is really about the raw joy of scientific understanding what it is like to be a precocious child discovering the alchemical secrets of reality for the first time the sheer thrill of finding intelligible patterns in nature Guardian