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Oliver Sacks: Tales of Music and The Brain

  • 2008
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Louise Lockwood
  • Cast: Oliver Sacks

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Oliver Sacks: Tales of Music and The Brain

Edinburgh International Film Festival: Reel Science

Neurologist Dr Oliver Sacks has made the study of the human brain his life's work. His book, Musicophila: Tales of Music and the Brain, explores people dealing with extraordinary neurological conditions and how music works in their minds in strange and surprising ways. Alan Yentob talks to the devoted physician about the power music has on the human brain and meets some of his remarkable case studies. Curated in association with the Neuroscience and Music IV Conference, the film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr Katie Overy (Institute for Music in Human and Social Development) and Nigel Osborne (Reid Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh).

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