This Sounds Like Science: Music and Memory
Start date: 9 Aug 2018 / End date: 10 Aug 2018
2-12 Angel Place, Sydney 2000
Memory and music are intimately connected. A piece of music can suddenly transport you back in time to relive defining events from your past, strengthening your sense of self and connection to others. Loss of memory represents one of the most devastating symptoms of dementia, yet mounting evidence suggests that musical abilities and memory for musical pieces may be preserved in these syndromes.
Join Professor Muireann Irish to explore how the brain responds to music, giving rise to such powerful effects even in the face of advancing pathology. How can you harness music to improve wellbeing and quality of life for those affected by dementia?