About this book
Paperback edition of Ball's comprehensive and accessible guide to how music works and why it's indispensible to humanity. Will appeal to fans of "The Rest Is Noise", "Musicophilia" and "The Language Instinct".
Why have all human cultures - today and throughout history - made music? Why does music excite such rich emotion? And how do we make sense of musical sound? This title explores how the research in music psychology and brain science is piecing together the puzzle of how our minds understand and respond to music.