Why You Love Music

Why You Love Music

From Mozart to Metallica : the Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds

Book - 2016
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Grand Central Pub
A delightful journey through the psychology and science of music, WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC is the perfect book for anyone who loves a tune.

Music plays a hugely important role in our emotional, intellectual, and even physical lives. It impacts the ways we work, relax, behave, and feel. It can make us smile or cry, it helps us bond with the people around us, and it even has the power to alleviate a range of medical conditions. The songs you love (and hate, and even the ones you feel pretty neutral about) don't just make up the soundtrack to your life--they actually help to shape it.

In WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC, scientist and musician John Powell dives deep into decades of psychological and sociological studies in order to answer the question "Why does music affect us so profoundly?" With his relaxed, conversational style, Powell explores all aspects of music psychology, from how music helps babies bond with their mothers to the ways in which music can change the taste of wine or persuade you to spend more in restaurants. WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC will open your eyes (and ears) to the astounding variety of ways that music impacts the human experience.


Baker & Taylor
"Why does music affect us so profoundly? The songs we love do far more than bring back happy memories. They impact the way we think, talk, feel, behave, and even spend money. With his conversational style, humor, and endless knowledge, scientist and musician John Powell explores the fascinating science of music, showing that shoppers spend more money in stores that play classical music and that music can even change the flavor of wine! With chapters on music and our emotions (why do we listen to sad music?), music as medicine (how does music reduce pain at the dentist?), music and intelligence (how does the 'Mozart effect' really work?), and much more, WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC provides a fascinating study of how our brains respond to the joys of music,"--NoveList.

Baker
& Taylor

Delves into the science of music, explaining how and why the human brain responds to music and discussing why shoppers spend more when classical music is playing and whether music at the dentist can reduce pain.
A physicist and musician delves into the science of music, explaining how and why the human brain responds to music and discussing why shoppers spend more when classical music is playing and whether music at the dentist can reduce pain. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York ;, Boston ;, London :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316260657
0316260657
Characteristics: viii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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