MUSIC AND THE BRAIN (Innbundet)

About the magic power of music and its amazing effect on the brain

Author:

Are Brean og Geir Olve Skeie

Norwegian title: Musikk og hjernen
Norwegian subtitle: Om musikkens magiske kraft og fantastiske virkning på hjernen
Author: og
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2019
Pages: 256
Illustrator: Sandemose, Iben
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202569723
Overview Musikk og hjernen

Creativity in music and the skills to play and appreciate music are uniquely human characteristics. All mammals seem to enjoy a tune but only human beings show true musicality and ability to communicate through music. The brain composes music to please itself: one can learn much about how the brain works by studying its responses to music and music-making.

This book is written as three parts:
The first part discusses what brain does with music, that is: how music is sensed and perceived, processes grouped together as the basis for ‘perception of music’.

The second part describes what music does to the brain: how it affects its functioning and enables it to change – effects known as manifestations of neuroplasticity. The authors then go on to analyse the characteristics of ‘the musician’s brain’ – the brains of musicians have shared features that set them apart from other people’s brains.

In the third part, the authors give an account of the ways in which the brain-changing effects of music can be used to aid recovery after blows to the head and to treat neurological and related disorders such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease and mental illnesses.

Music for the brain, not for the ears
The easy read, exciting and intriguing popular science book Music and the Brain is warmly recommended fro anyone who would like to learn more about the grey lump of water and fat that we carry between our ears.
BALLADE

Musically about the brain
This is a fascinating rendition of the power that music has over man. Music and the Brain is an engaging presentation of extremely advanced processes in the brain. The book is full of interesting facts and reflections around how we relate to music. It contains exciting and brand new research on the topic, well balanced and knowledgeable.
AFTENPOSTEN

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Reviews from Musikk og hjernen

Hjernen er stjernen 25.03.2019

"Godt lesestoff om musikk og hjernen: Fra hvordan bli hektet på en sang til mulige medisinske virkninger."

"Fine illustrasjoner."

"Vil man derimot bare få nok innsikt og oversikt til å briljere i selskapslivet, er den norske boka et enkelt valg. Der er fagtermene tonet ned til fordel for tilgjengelighet og lett forskningsformidling. Musikk og hjernen viser også, fordi den er nyere, til ferskere forskningsresultater."Aslaug Olette Klausen, Klassekampen

Musikk for hjernen, ikke ørene 05.02.2019

"Den lettleste, spennende og underholdende popvit-boken Musikk og hjernen anbefales hjertelig til alle som vil lære noe uventet om den grå klumpen med vann og fett vi har mellom ørene."Eskil Olaf Vestre, Ballade

Musikalsk om hjernen 03.02.2019

"En fascinerende fortelling om musikkens makt over mennesket. Musikk og hjernen er engasjert formidling om ekstremt avanserte prosesser i hjernen. Boken er full av interessante fakta, refleksjoner rundt vårt forhold til musikk. Den rommer spennende, helt ny forskning om temaet, og det er balansert og kunnskapsrikt fremstilt."Hilde Østby, Aftenposten

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Author Are Brean
Are Brean is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association and associate professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He has a PhD in neurology and has worked as a consultant at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet and Vestfold Hospital Trust.

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Foreign rights
Russia

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