Musicophilia, Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks. London: Picador, 2007. 381 pp. £17.99 hardback.

@article{Spencer2009MusicophiliaTO,
  title={Musicophilia, Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks. London: Picador, 2007. 381 pp. £17.99 hardback.},
  author={Piers Spencer},
  journal={British Journal of Music Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={26},
  pages={109 - 111}
}
  • Piers Spencer
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Art
  • British Journal of Music Education
Modern scientists continue to make spectacular advances: they can decode the genome and enable us to peer into the farthest reaches of the universe. However, an area that remains puzzling and resistant to study is what Orwell called ‘the few cubic centimetres inside your skull’. The distinguished neurologist Oliver Sacks has taken the brain as his subject and made its enigmas accessible to the general reader. His previous books, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings explored the…