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Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica--The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Scientist and musician John Powell holds a PhD in physics from Imperial College (London University) and a Master's degree in music from the university of Sheffield (UK). He is the author of How Music Works.

Praise For…


"In this book, Powell does for music what Masters and Johnson did for sex."
Bernie Krause, PhD, author of The Great Animal Orchestra

"A buffet of insights and oddities."
Kirkus Reviews

"Powell draws on decades of other people's research, filtered through his own charming sense of humor, to help readers hear music with fresh ears....He delivers a solid case for why, indeed, people love (and need) music."—Publishers Weekly

"WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC is highly amusing and informative, and makes for casual reading of a superior kind."—-Philip Marchand, National Post (Canada)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316260671
ISBN-10: 0316260673
Publisher: Little, Brown Spark
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English
 

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