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Study: Memories of music cannot be lost to Alzheimer's and dementia


#1

Some music inspires you to move your feet, some inspires you to get out there and change the world. In any case, and to move hurriedly on to the point of this article, it’s fair to say that music moves people in special ways.

If you’re especially into a piece of music, your brain does something called Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), which feels to you like a tingling in your brain or scalp. It’s nature’s own little “buzz”, a natural reward, that is described by some as a “head orgasm”. Some even think that it explains why people go to church, for example, “feeling the Lord move through you”, but that’s another article for another time.

full article at https://bigthink.com/news/ever-get-the-tingles-from-listening-to-good-music-that-part-of-your-brain-will-never-get-lost-to-alzheimers?fbclid=IwAR3seccuzEB4DaBigO3h1zQs4gKqmQME2Ig9gYqL6ybECkIeKBC13Nj0QEY


#2

:blush: The response from Henry stopped me in my tracks. I’m tempted to try this with my Uncle just to see if it provokes any memories for him :slightly_smiling_face: xB


#3

Can’t do any harm, so it is well worth trying!