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The Magic Of Music

Most people enjoy music of some kind or another; it can affect our mood and trigger memories. But music also seems to be able to "cure" - or at least positively affect - quite a few other things according to this article.
It turns out that music can do more than making you dance like a fool or allow you to drown out the world when you need to. It has a scientific uses too!
The documentary Alive Inside details how dementia patients react positively when given iPods filled with their old favorite songs. It was observed that while the patients are listening to songs they can sing along, they are able to answer questions about their past. Their social involvement such as, having brief conversations with others, also improved.
“Music imprints itself on the brain deeper than any other human experience,” says neurologist Oliver Sacks, who appears in the film. “Music evokes emotion, and emotion can bring with it memory.”
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