Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

In conversation with Ara Guzelimian
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Episode Summary
\"The poet laureate of medicine\" (New York Times) examines the complexities of our response to music and the particular powers of music to move us physically and emotionally, beneficially or destructively, showing how we humans are a musical species no less than a linguistic one.

Participant(s) Bio
Oliver Sacks is the author of nine previous books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat. His work has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York City, where he is a practicing neurologist.