Tastes Like Music

Tastes Like Music

17 Quirks of the Brain and Body

Book - 2014
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Humans may all look pretty much the same on the outside, but some people have unique conditions and abilities that will amaze you! Whether it's having no fingerprints at all (adermatoglyphia), hearing music every time you taste chocolate (synesthesia), or being able to see one hundred million colors (tetrachromacy), some conditions bring our understanding of the human body to another level entirely.

Take an unparalleled tour of the hows and whys of these extraordinary human conditions with Tastes Like Music. Accessible and playful, each section presents an awe-inspiring snapshot of the biology behind one of 17 quirks, while short interviews with people affected by these conditions (including the author!) provide windows into real-life experiences.

The book takes a balanced approach, highlighting the pros and cons of each condition and providing plenty of general facts about the human body, too. Readers will delight in the illustrations throughout and come away with a new appreciation for all the weird and wonderful things the human brain and body can do.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Owlkids,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781771470100
Branch Call Number: J 616.85 B537t 2014
Characteristics: 39 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Melnychuk, Monika - Illustrator


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WVMLlibrarianCathy Feb 16, 2016

A fun & interesting book. A great read for kids who are destined to be fans of Oliver Sacks.

Jan 13, 2015

I recommend this book for anyone and everyone, not just children. It is both simple yet detailed at the same time, and it being targeted at children is more likely it's strong point than it's weak point, as it makes it an easy way to learn crazy things about rare human conditions that are fascinating without having to wade through boring scientific jargon.


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WVMLlibrarianCathy Feb 16, 2016

WVMLlibrarianCathy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15


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