Daniel Levitin

The World in Six Songs

Daniel Levitin

Talk: The World in Six Songs

Daniel Levitin visits Google's San Francisco, CA office to discuss his book "The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature." An unprecedented blend of science and art, Daniel Levitin's debut, "This Is Your Brain on Music", was an extraordinary success. Now in what is being called a tour de force by his peers, he showcases his audacious theory of "six songs," illuminating how the brain evolved to play and listen to music in six fundamental forms—for friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion, and love.

Daniel Levitin

Daniel Joseph Levitin, FRSC is an American cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, best-selling author, musician and record producer.

The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature

The World in Six Songs is, ultimately, a revolution in our understanding of how human nature evolved-right up to the iPod.

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