Table of contents for This is your brain on music : how an essential human obsession made us who we are : the science of a human obsession / Daniel J. Levitin.

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Contents
Introduction
 I Love Music and I Love Science¿Why Would I Want to Mix the Two?
1. What is Music? 
	From Pitch to Timbre
2. The First SongFoot Tappin'. 
	Discerning Rhythm, Loudness, and Harmony 
3. Behind the Curtain
 Music and the Mind Machine	
1. How Music Gets in Our Heads
4. And What It Does ThereAnticipation
	What We Expect From Beethoven (and Busta Rhymes)
5. 5. You Know My Name, Look Up The Number
	What Makes a Musician?
 How We Categorize Music
6. After Dessert, Crick Was Still Four Seats Away From Me 
 Music, Emotion, and the Reptilian Brain
Your Favorite Music Explained (Why does music move us? Why do we like what we like?)
7. What Makes a Musician?
 Expertise Dissected
8. My Favorite Things
 Why Do We Like The Music We Like?
9. ConclusionThe Music Instinct
Evolution's #1 Hit
Appendix
Bibliographic Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Music -- Psychological aspects.