This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says about You

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$28.95  $26.92
W. W. Norton & Company
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6.25 X 9.27 X 0.99 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Susan Rogers, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist and an award-winning professor at Berklee College of Music, as well as a multiplatinum record producer. She resides in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ogi Ogas, PhD, was a Department of Homeland Security Fellow at the Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.


An intriguing look at how what enters our ears shapes our minds.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
A deliciously nerdy resource for music lovers, and for anyone who thinks deeply about music and how it moves them. What Rogers and Ogas do with This Is What It Sounds Like is distill the science around music into an accessible and wonderous new level of understanding, of the elusive why of loving and living for music.--Jessica Hopper, author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic
Susan Rogers found her superpower in the music world not as a musician, but as a master listener. Rogers' book is a gift to music listeners of all kinds--because in listening we hear not only the music, we hear the sonic signature of our own soul.--Dan Charnas, author of Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm
Susan is one of the smartest people in the world of music and this book will help you hear music more deeply and more thoughtfully. You can tell why Prince loved working with her.--Touré, author of I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon
This is the book that scholars and fans of popular music across all disciplines have impatiently waited for. It is truly inspiring, the kind of book you fall in love with, that causes us to reflect over how and why records become a condition of the heart.--Stan Hawkins, Professor of Musicology, University of Oslo
This Is What It Sounds Like is a revelation. Susan Rogers and Ogi Ogas offer extraordinary insights about music, emotion, and the brain, and they deliver them with great flair and flow. For all I thought I knew about these subjects, I learned a lot from this book--and was entertained at every turn, both by the ideas and the poetry of their expression. This instant classic should be read by anyone who has ever been moved by a piece of music--in other words, everyone.--Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, author of This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind