How Music Can Make You Better

Indre Viskontas


How can certain songs carry us through a tough workout, comfort us after a breakup, or unite 50,000 diverse fans? In this fascinating field guide, neuroscientist and opera singer Indre Viskontas investigates what music is and how it can change us for the better—from deep in our neurons to across our entire society. Whether hip-hop fans, classically trained pianists, or vinyl collectors, readers will think about their favorite songs in a whole new way by the end of this book. This is a vibrant and smart gift for any audiophile.

Creator Bio

Indre Viskontas, PhD, is the creative director of the Pasadena Opera, host of the podcasts Cadence and Inquiring Minds, and a professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She lives San Francisco.

Price £8.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 2 April 2019
Pages 112
Height 178mm
Width 114mm
Illustrations Unjacketed HC, textured wibalin case, foil stamping, coloured paper, metallic ink on interior
Rights Europe, Africa
ISBN-13 9781452171920