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Gary Marcus

Writer's Live Guitar ZeroGary MarcusInspired by an all-night session of the video game "Guitar Hero," Gary Marcus devotes himself to mastering the actual guitar. Guitar Zero chronicles Marcus' journey from Suzuki classes to meeting with scientific and musical experts as he investigates the most effective ways to train your brain and body to learn to play an instrument.

Now an expert guitarist who has played in concert and on a studio album, Gary Marcus evokes the complex dance between the brain, the body, and musicality. For all those who have ever set out to learn a musical instrument, Guitar Zero is a fascinating look at music, learning, and the pursuit of a well-lived life.

Gary Marcus is professor of psychology at New York University and the director of the NYU Center for Child Language. He serves as editor of The Norton Psychology Reader and is the author of three books on the origins and development of the mind and the brain.



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