Okay, searching Amazon isn't working because I can't remember the title right, so I'm turning to the friends list for help.
I was in the Borders a few weeks ago, waiting in line with my copy of The Lightning Thief,
when I spotted this book on a nearby table - non-fiction, paperback, fairly recent (probably no later than 2006). I flipped through it and was intrigued; it was all about how we process music, why we tend to latch onto the music we listened to in high school, and what exactly it is about our brains that make certain songs ridiculously catchy. Now while I'm not a musician by any means, I'm a bit of an audiophile and insanely picky (I spend forever on iTunes trying to make up my mind), and the topic just plain intrigued me.
I didn't pick it up, because I'd already committed to my purchase - the queue to reserve The Lightning Thief
from the library was over 30 people long so I figured I might as well use my coupon for it - and figured I might be able to find it later.
I just remembered it this morning when I got Katy Perry's "Hot 'N Cold" totally stuck in my head and was amused at how easily I'm suckered in by catchy tunes.
Problem is, I can't remember the title to save my life.
All I know if that it had "music" in it worked into some cliche about the mind. I think "inner" was in the title but I don't know.
Does this ring a bell? Anyone? Bueller?
...pun intended, but I'm at a loss here.ETA: Found it!
Apparently I'd mentally swapped the title with The Inner Game of Golf
, which I got for my Dad years ago. Go figure. :)