Elena Mannes is the writer of The Power Of Music. If you have questions about the science of music, this is your book. Mannes tackles questions about how different sounds affect different groups of people, and what parts of the brain are activated by music. She also touches on how music can play a role in therapy and health care.
Because I am especially fascinated by what parts of the brain are activated by music, this is my favorite “go to” book right now.