Discover the synergy between music and the big ideas of history in a new book

Based on extensive research, “Einstein’s Violin: The Love Affair between Science, Music, and History’s Most Creative Thinkers” (published by Archway Publishing) by Douglas Wadle tells the story of how music alters recognition software shapes in people’s brains, allowing for more creative problem solving.

“Einstein’s Violin” is based on the premise that music is ubiquitous in human cultures around the world – none lack music in one form or another. It was part of the evolutionary history of mankind and probably even predated language. With a strong biological underpinning in a multitude of areas of the brain, it has become embedded in our daily thought processes, particularly with regard to pattern recognition and the ability to see complex interrelationships. Much like Sherlock Holmes does in Doyle’s fictional detective stories, Einstein frequently played the violin when faced with difficult problems. Indeed, being a musician seems to be more the rule than the exception when it comes to Nobel laureates.

“I think and hope this will stimulate a lot of meditation and discussion about the role of music in our lives,” says Wadle. “People who thought it would be a waste of time” at my age! to learn an instrument might decide otherwise. And perhaps it will spark greater interest in the unique complexities of classical music that allow it to have the same power 400 years later than when it was first written.

“Einstein’s Violin” is available for purchase online at the Archway link above, from Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at: -Thinkers/dp/1665717793.

“Einstein’s Violin”

By Douglas Wadle

Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 inches | 228 pages | ISBN 9781665717816

Soft cover | 5.5 x 8.5 inches | 228 pages | ISBN 9781665717793

E-book | 228 pages | ISBN 9781665717809

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Douglas Wadle is an internal medicine physician in Livingston, Montana. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Eckerd College and an MD from the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. The author is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, where he enjoys teaching students and residents and has been recognized for his excellence in teaching.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has partnered with Author Solutions, LLC, the world leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kinds, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach their desired audience. For more information, visit or call 844-669-3957.

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