Researchers use popular music to help severely brain-injured patients recall personal memories

Published on December 10, 2013 at 6:19 AM · 2 Comments

"The findings suggest that music is an effective stimulus for eliciting autobiographical memories and may be beneficial in the rehabilitation of autobiographical amnesia, but only in patients without a fundamental deficit in autobiographical recall memory and intact pitch perception."

The authors hope that their ground-breaking work will encourage others to carry out further studies on MEAMs in larger ABI populations. They also call for further studies of both healthy people and those with other neurological conditions to learn more about the clear relationship between memory, music and emotion; they hope that one day we might truly "understand the mechanisms underlying the unique memory enhancing effect of music".

Source: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09602011.2013.858642

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  1. Sig Retterer Sig Retterer United States says:

    I hope that was a gummit-funded study, 'cause the people've got deeeeep pockets!

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