Open Books--Open Minds is the Rhode Island College common book program. This initiative brings together first-year students early in their first semester at RIC, and links them with upper classmen, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and the greater Rhode Island community through book discussions and participation in a rich array of programs and activities.
Book Review. Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain. by Bengt Lagerkvist and Ma ̈rith Bergstro ̈m-Isacsson "Can you blow your nose in G-major? What colour does your brain associate with Thursday, the figure five or E-minor? These questions among many others are discussed by the neurologist Oliver Sacks ..."
Review of Oliver Sacks. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, by Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis "Music has long stymied those who sought to completely and finally understand it, leading 18th-century theorists to postulate an undertone series that does not occur in nature ..."
Words and Music: Two ways of thinking about what our brains can do. By: Hecht, Jennifer Michael "Musicophilia is a Chopin mazurka recital of a book, a bunch of pattern pieces, fast, inventive, and weirdly beautiful--repetitive attacks on a boundless idea. ..."
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. Reviewed by Adele Baruch-Runyon "Musicophilia begins as an examination of music and its interaction with the human nervous system; it expands to consider profound questions related to music and its role in the continuity of a sense of self. ..."
"When I was an infant, my father set up a little record player near my crib. ... he wanted to make certain that I had a chance at the career he had been denied. I became a pianist, composer, and teacher ..."