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"Recent research on music’s effect on the brain has created a firm scientific footing for a proposition that has been evident for millennia, namely, that music is a powerful force in our lives. In The Power of Music, Elena Mannes cites this emerging research in a personal and compelling account of music's impact on us. This is a must read for anyone who, like the author, has felt the transformative influence of music."—Jamshed Bharucha, president, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
It is a fun read and full of information.
Elena Mannes touches on so many interesting aspects of how music effects us neurologically, physically, socially, culturally and evolutionarily.
Written in a highly engaging style, it will open many doors, and really help people understand this new field of music and neuroscience.
In The Power of Music (Walker Books, 2011, 284 Pages, $9.39 on Kindle) Elena Mannes explores how music has affected the human organism from the mysts of time to the laboratories of... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ted Lehmann
The inaccuracies and typos in this book are an abomination. In addition to the ones already mentioned, there are several incorrect statements in the Music Rx section. Read morePublished 13 months ago by D Bates
The subject matter could have been covered in 1/3 the page count. Also, the ideas are no longer particularly fresh. Perhaps a helpful place to start reading on the subject.Published 13 months ago by Larry P Kunz
Very Informative. I appreciate the details and research. I'm studying for my second masters and this information proved very helpful.Published 20 months ago by KJAZZ
I've just finished reading The Power of Music, and loved it!
I'm currently writing my B.A. thesis on Psychology and Music and how music can help patients with aphasia. Read more
This is a captivating journey through the world of music. Elena Mannes is a well-known director, writer and producer of documentaries ('American Experience' and 'Frontline' for... Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by G. A. BRAVO-CASAS
If you love music, you will love this book, if you play music, this book will validate what you may already innately know, a lot of interesting facts and insights!Published on October 4, 2011 by L. Lawson