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Memory and music

I recently read an article in New Scientist which reports on how people with poor short-term memory as a result of early onset Alzheimer’s can improve their recall.

The report was saying that if recent news or events are sung (as opposed to spoken or read) to people with this problem, they find it easier to recall them.

I’m always on the look-out for strategies for aiding recall – I’m having that sort of problem already – but this technique, combining as it does the science and art of it, is particularly great.

Maybe someone should start a news channel for the not-so-brilliant-at-remembering where the news is sung throughout … with a music therapist choosing appropriate tunes?


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