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Published: 13 June 2019

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190206833

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A CHOICE 2020 Outstanding Academic Title

Musical Illusions and Phantom Words

How Music and Speech Unlock Mysteries of the Brain

Diana Deutsch

  • Features many illusions of music and speech, which can be heard right from the printed pages of the book
  • Demonstrates that the music and speech we hear can be quite different from the presented sounds; our brains reorganize the sounds, based on our past experience, emotional states, beliefs and expectations
  • Reveals enormous differences between people in how they hear music
  • Contains extensive discussions of perfect pitch (absolute pitch) and hallucinations of music and speech

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