Book cover of This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You  by Susan Rogers and Ogi Ogasby Susan Rogers and Ogi Ogas

A legendary record producer–turned–brain scientist explains why you fall in love with music.

This Is What It Sounds Like is a journey into the science and soul of music that reveals the secrets of why your favorite songs move you. But it’s also a story of a musical trailblazer who began as a humble audio tech in Los Angeles, rose to become Prince’s chief engineer for Purple Rain, and then created other No. 1 hits ,including Barenaked Ladies’ “One Week,” as one of the most successful female record producers of all time.

 Now an award-winning professor of cognitive neuroscience, Susan Rogers leads readers to musical self-awareness. She explains that we each possess a unique “listener profile” based on our brain’s natural response to seven key dimensions of any song.

Interview with the Author

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Why Humans Need Music with Susan Rogers
11/30/22            87 min


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Music on the Brain w/ Susan Rogers
10/10/22            67 min


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Susan Rogers: What the Music You Love Says About You
10/7/22           62 min


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Dr. Susan Rogers / “This Is What It Sounds Like”
2/9/23             56 min


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The science and soul of music, with prof Susan Rogers
10/6/22            46 min


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The Science of Why You Fall in Love With Music
12/23/22            49 min


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Episode 472 – Susan Rogers
10/26/22            63 min


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Why You Like the Music You Do
3/1/23              54 min


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225–Bookin’ w/ Susan Rogers
2/27/23            50 min


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