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Science & Music by Sir James Hopwood Jeans
ML3805.J436 S3 1968  Check Availability
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"This book sets out all that is relevant in the science of acoustics to the art of music. He offers a simple but precise account (illustrated with well-chosen photographs and diagrams) of the anatomical origin and workings of the human ear; the nature of sound vibrations; and the practical problems of acoustical design."
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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music by Isabelle Peretz and Robert J. Zatorre
ML3838 .C64 2003  Check Availability
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"This volume brings together an outstanding collection of international authorities - from the fields of music, neuroscience, psychology, and neurology - to describe the amazing advances being made in understanding the complex relationship between music and the brain."

Rhythm, Music and the Brain: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Applications by Michael H. Thaut
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The goal of Rhythm, Music and the Brain is an attempt to bring the knowledge of the arts and the sciences and review our current state of study about the brain and music, specifically rhythm. The author provides a thorough examination of the current state of research, including the biomedical applications of neurological music therapy in sensorimotor speech and cognitive rehabilitation.
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The Music Instinct: Science & Song: A Film 
DVD 3642  Check Availability
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The music instinct provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism is moved by the undeniable effect of music, and the deep connection between music and our bodies and brains. The program follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music's deep mysteries.
The Musical Brain: A Journey of Discovery Into the Mystery of Music directed by Christina Pochmursky
DVD 5192  Check Availability
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Explains how various types of music affect the brain emotionally and physically and features a discussion with Dr. Levitin on his book, "This is Your Brain on Music," which discusses how technology can be used to see the affects of music on the human brain.

Musical Minds with Dr. Oliver Sacks 
DVD 3744  Check Availability
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Can the power of music make the brain come alive? Dr. Oliver Sacks, author of Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain, is involved with this study as NOVA follows four individuals: Matt Giordano (United States), Derek Paravicini (England), Anne Barker (Ireland), and Tony Cicoria (United States) to investigate music's strange, surprising, and still unexplained power over the human mind. While these extraordinary stories offer examples of music's unquestionable power over the mind, scientists have yet to fully understand what happens in the brain as we experience music.