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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Music, the Brain, and Memory

I have been studying the use of music with dementia and Alzheimer's patients for many years, but tonight I want to share with you some exciting information about music and memory for all of us! The following is from<
The power of music to affect memory is quite intriguing. Mozart's music and baroque music, with a 60 beats per minute beat pattern, activate the left and right brain. The simultaneous left and right brain action maximizes learning and retention of information. The information being studied activates the left brain while the music activates the right brain. Also, activities which engage both sides of the brain at the same time, such as playing an instrument or singing, causes the brain to be more capable of processing information.

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