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Read online Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous La musique peut nous mouvoir jusqu au tr fonds de notre tre nous arracher la d pression nous inciter danser ou nous rendre triste et nostalgique Quand on est un neurologue aussi comp tent qu Oliver Sacks et ouvert comme lui bien d autres disciplines comment peut on comprendre et d crire ce pouvoir Plus d aires c r brales sont affect es au traitement de la musique qu celui du langage l homme est donc v ritablement une esp ce musicale Bien des exemples le montrent voqu s par Sacks avec la force et le talent qu on lui conna t voir L Homme qui prenait sa femme pour un chapeau depuis ce chirurgien frapp par un clair qui devient soudain pianiste l ge de quarante deux ans jusqu au fr re manchot de Wittgenstein en passant par les familiers de la synesth sie ou les arri r s mentaux m lomanes La musique est souvent m dicalement bienfaisante elle anime les parkinsoniens incapables de se mouvoir am liore l locution des victimes d accidents vasculaires apaise les patients atteints de la maladie d Alzheimer ou restitue des souvenirs certains amn siques L homme a donc une v ritable dimension musicale Oliver Sacks la d crit dans toute son tendue d un point de vue scientifique philosophique et spirituel by Oliver Sacks

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Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous
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Have you ever seen something that wasn t really there Heard someone call your name in an empty house Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing br br Hallucinations don t belong wholly to the insane Much more commonly they are linked to sensory deprivation intoxication illness or injury People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny Lilliputian figures of animals and people People with failing eyesight paradoxically may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep when people have visions ranging from luminous blobs of color to beautifully detailed faces or terrifying ogres Those who are bereaved may receive comforting visits from the departed In some conditions hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one s own body br br Humans have always sought such life changing visions and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them As a young doctor in California in the s Oliver Sacks had both a personal and a professional interest in psychedelics These along with his early migraine experiences launched a lifelong investigation into the varieties of hallucinatory experience br br Here with his usual elegance curiosity and compassion Dr Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains how they have influenced every culture s folklore and art and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all a vital part of the human condition br, With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition In Musicophilia he shows us a variety of what he calls musical misalignments Among them a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty two an entire group of children with Williams syndrome who are hypermusical from birth people with amusia to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds for everything but music Illuminating inspiring and utterly unforgettable Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks latest masterpiece, Like b The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat b this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land a provocative meditation on communication biology adaptation and culture In b Seeing Voices b Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect a minority with its own rich sometimes astonishing culture and unique visual language an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well b Seeing Voices b is as Studs Terkel has written an exquisite as well as revelatory work, A deeply moving testimony and celebration of how to embrace life br br In January Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer and he shared this news in a i New York Times i essay that inspired readers all over the world I cannot pretend I am without fear But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude Above all I have been a sentient being a thinking animal on this beautiful planet and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure br i Gratitude i consists of four essays that originally appeared in i The New York Times i accompanied by a foreword that describes the occasion of each chapter The foreword is written by Billy Hayes Oliver Sacks s partner and Kate Edgar his long time collaborator