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Musical minds [videorecording] : with Dr. Oliver Sacks / a production of Nova and ; produced by Ryan Murdock and directed by Louise Lockwood.

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  • 1 copy at Berklee College of Music.

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Media Center Reserve DVD 3744 37684001055129 Media Center Desk Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781593759049
  • ISBN: 1593759045
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Boston] : PBS Home Video, 2009.

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General Note: Faculty reserve.
Material for MTH-351 (Codding).
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Alan Yentob.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note: Originally broadcast in 2009 as an episode in the television series Nova.
Summary, etc.: 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. In an effort to unravel the mystery, NOVA puts Sacks himself into a functional MRI machine for two experiments.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, widescreen (16:9) presentation (enhanced); Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC.
Language Note: Closed-captioned; described for the visually impaired.
Subject: Music > Psychological aspects

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