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Does Music Have a More Powerful Effect on Memory Than Images, Words, or Smells?


Science & Tech  (tags: music, brain, memory )

Jean
- 3714 days ago - dailygalaxy.com
Remember that great Stones' ballad you heard on your first date with that first great love? Well, despite music's importance to our lives, very little is known about the memories and emotions that are often evoked when hearing a piece of music from our pa



   

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Linda H (199)
Wednesday August 20, 2008, 6:42 pm
Give me a phrase and I'll come up with a song!I guess that is because I'm old! But it seems that way."Raise a joyful noise unto the Lord" If someone complains about my singing!Thanks,Jean!
 

Louise L (48)
Friday August 22, 2008, 6:56 pm
I know that, for me, hearing certain songs triggers emotional memories. And, like Linda, if a phrase comes up that goes in a song, I'll start singing the rest of it! Listening to music in the truck when I'm on the freeway also helps calm me; the bad drivers are not quite as irritating. Thanks for post, Jean.
 
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