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Music and Memory

Why Music: Telling the Story of Music and the Mind

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Meet Una Vida -- a jazz singer from New Orleans confronted with the daunting challenge of caring for herself as her mind and memory start to slip away...

Learning When to Hold On -- and When to Let Go

Maggie Hollander | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Maggie Hollander

The truth is, though, it's not just the world that's changing around me, it's me, myself and I as well. And while some songs, some people, some places always seem to fit in the best way possible, others I've simply outgrown, as we all do.

How To Relive Your Best Moments Through Music (LISTEN)

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

When an unpleasant memory invades your mind, it can disrupt a great mindset, stress you out and set you off in a downward spiral that will further lower your mood and cause even more stress.

A Musical Antidote to Nursing Home Blues

Dan_Cohen | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Dan_Cohen

As difficult as nursing home life can be, personalized music is one surefire way to make it better. We are all too quick to prescribe medications for depression, anxiety and agitation, to the tune of billions of dollars. Music can reduce the need for such heavy reliance on these drugs.

Remembering Baby Beluga, And So Much More

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Our lives have sound tracks. Music is memory. And when you become a parent your playlist is infiltrated -- sometimes hijacked -- by the songs your kids loved and the moments when they sang them.

A Hindu's Search For Meaning In Sound And Silence

Deepa S. Iyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepa S. Iyer

Take a minute to stop and listen to anything -- it can easily turn into a rather profound metaphor of life's experiences.