Pop music could be beneficial in rehabilitation from a brain injury

According to new study, people with brain injuries recall similar number of memories when played a popular song released within their lifetime as those with no brain injury.

The research saw the scientists play extracts of various popular songs to five people who had sustained brain injuries. The songs, taken from the whole of the patients’ lives, were also played to five control subjects with no brain injury.   All of the volunteers were asked to record how familiar they were with a given song, whether they liked it, and what memories it evoked. Researchers concluded that the findings suggest that music is an effective stimulus for provoking memories and may be beneficial in rehabilitation. Read the full story.
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