New Book on Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll Entitled “Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll”

I’m fascinated by how our brains work as we listen to music. Canadian biologist Zoe Cormier (the daughter of Toronto promoter Gary Cormier, by the way) has a new book called Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll, a popular science tome that is full of all kinds of facts about the human brain and body.

Not everything is about music–there are plenty of stories about penises, clitorises and third nipples–but the book does examine conditions such as amusia, a disorder where a person is unable to discern music from noise. In fact, it’s all noise to them.

Read more here. And now, this.

(Via FYI Music News)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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