About this book
A fascinating insight into the human obsession with music, this explains why jingles get inside our heads, and why music can offer such emotional experiences. It has been a runaway success in the US, selling 220,000 copies to date, and was wonderfully reviewed in hardback. 'Levitin's extremely skilled at laying out complex concepts in understandable terms...' Jonathan O'Brien, "Sunday Business Post"
Explains how humans experience music and unravels the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, this work reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born, and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience.