Join Ira in this segment for a conversation with neurologist and author Oliver Sacks about Musicophilia, his latest book. In this book, Sacks, the author of over a dozen books including Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, looks at the way music and the brain interact. Why can music sometimes remain in the brain long after other memories fade? Why can a person with limited language abilities still be able to sing unimpaired?
Oliver Sacks is the author of Musicophilia (Knopf, 2007) and a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine in New York, New York.