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This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession (2006) is a popular science book written by the McGill University neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin, and first published by Dutton Penguin in the U.S. and Canada in 2006, and updated and released in paperback by Plume/Penguin in 2007. It has been translated into 18 languages and spent more than a year on The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and other bestseller lists, and sold more than one million copies.

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The aim of This Is Your Brain on Music was to make recent findings in cognitive neuroscience of music accessible to the educated layperson.



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