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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain 
ML3830 .S13 2007  Check Availability
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In Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people—from a man who is struck by lightning and suddenly inspired to become a pianist at the age of forty-two, to an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth.
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This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession 
Reserve ML3830 .L38 2006  Check Availability
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Levitin's fascination with the mystery of music and the study of why it affects us so deeply is at the heart of this book. In a real sense, the author is a rock 'n' roll doctor, and in that guise dissects our relationship with music. He points out that bone flutes are among the oldest of human artifacts to have been found and takes readers on a tour of our bio-history.
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Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology 
Reference ML3830 .O9 2009  Check Availability
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a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in this fast-growing area of research. With contributions from over fifty experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequaled. All the chapters combine a solid review of the relevant literature with well-reasoned arguments and robust discussions of the major findings, as well as original insights and suggestions for future work.
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The Science and Psychology of Music Performance: Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning 
ML3838 .S385 2002  Check Availability
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In The Science and Psychology of Music Performance, Richard Parncutt and Gary McPherson assemble relevant current research findings and make them accessible to musicians and music educators. Each chapter represents the collaboration between a music researcher (usually a music psychologist) and a performer or music educator.
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Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury: a Light On a Dark Night 
ML3920.G55 M87 2008  Check Availability
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Musical improvisation is an increasingly recognised rehabilitative therapy for people who have experienced traumatic brain injury initially thought to be 'unreachable' or 'non-responsive'.
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The Social Psychology of Music 
ML3830 .S57 1997  Check Availability
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This book provides a comprehensive account of the social contexts in which people create, perform, perceive, understand, and react to music. It is the first attempt to define the field in 25 years
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Selected Journal Titles

Developmental Psychology access through ERIC.

Music Perception access through IIMP.

Psychology of Music access through SAGE Journals.

Psychomusicology access through IIMP.