Forgetting things? Take a song after your meal

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A new study suggests music may extract strong responses from people with Alzheimer's Disease. On scanning the brain activity of 13 subjects listening to 30 different songs, researchers at UC Davis discovered that the part of the brain associated with music is also associated with our most vibrant memories. We discuss the findings with the study's lead author, Dr. Petr Janata, and look at the correlation between music and memory. Also joining us is Dr. Alan Turry, the managing director of NYU Steinhardt's Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy.

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