This Is What It Sounds Like

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Legendary record producer-turned-brain scientist explains why you fall in love with music.

'One of the greatest listeners and feelers of music [who] has once again inspired me as a listener and musician' Steven Page, Barenaked Ladies

'Extraordinary insights about music, emotion, and the brain... An instant classic' Daniel Levitin, author of The Organized Mind

This Is What It Sounds Like is a journey into the science and soul of music. It's also the story of a musical trailblazer who began as a humble audio tech in L.A. to become Prince's chief engineer for Purple Rain and one of the most successful female record producers of all time.

Now an award-winning professor of cognitive neuroscience, Rogers takes readers behind the scenes of record-making and leads us to musical self-awareness. She explains that everyone possesses a unique 'listener profile', shows how being musical can mean actively listening, and encourages us to think about the records that define us.

Lively and inclusive, this revelatory book will refresh your playlists, deepen your connection to artists, and change the way you listen to music.