I’ve been taking my time reading Oliver Sacks’ Musicophilia: Tales of music and the brain (2007). As many of my readers know I am seeking to somehow integrate education and music. I’ve also discussed neuropsychologist and teacher, Judy Willis’ learning strategies developed through her initial understanding of how the brain works. With that in mind, Sacks’ book sounded like a necessary read.
Instead of reading from beginning to end, I chose select chapters that most interested me. And, in this final part of a 4-part series, I will be sharing a list of related reading for further research.
Further Related Reading
I’ve developed this list not only through those referenced in Sacks’ book, but also through my own research. They are listed in order by author’s name and then by title. Don’t be surprised if you see one of these titles in the near future in my “now reading” list!
And, finally, I apologize to my academic colleagues for not putting the list in APA format: I wanted to ensure that everyone can easily read it!
- Music, Motor, and the Brain By Eckart Altenmüller, Mario Wiesendanger, and Jürg Kesselring
- Music and the Brain : Studies in the Neurology of Music By Macdonald Critchley and R A Henson
- Brain Structures Differ Between Musicians and Non-Musicians By Christian Gaser and Gottfried Schlaug
- Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy by Robert Jourdain
- The Neuroscience of Happiness and Pleasure by Morten L Kringelbach and Kent C Berridge
- The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature by Daniel Levitin
- This is Your Mind on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel Levitin
- Absolute Memory for Musical Tempo: Additional Evidence that Auditory Memory is Absolute By Daniel Levitin and Perry Cook
- Shaping Minds Musically By Tod Machover
- The Singing Neanderthals : The Origins of Music, Language, Mind, and Body By Steven J Mithen
- Brain Organization for Music Processing By Isabelle Peretz and Robert
- Music in the Head : Living at the Brain-Mind Border by Leo Rangell
- The Power of Music By Oliver Sacks
- Music and the Mind By Anthony Storr