Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Music and Memory

Memory is a current topic of interest, especially in terms of anti-aging strategies. Multiple studies have confirmed the benefits of studying music and of learning how to play a musical instrument. Now it appears that music memory may be stored differently in the brain from other types of memory, more independently. A study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world‘s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health, suggests that the acquisition, long-term retention, and retrieval of semantic musical information may be possible even in specific types of cases of severe amnesia. Just one more reason to take some music lessons and practice for 15-30 minutes a day...

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