Memory

Women are quicker than men at recognising tunes

Title of paper under discussion Sex Differences in Music: A Female Advantage at Recognizing Familiar Melodies Authors Scott A. Miles, Robbin A. Miranda, and Michael T. Ullman Journal Frontiers in psychology vol. 7, 278; 1 March 2016 Link to paper (free access) Overview Working in the Brain and Language Laboratory of Georgetown University, Washington DC, Scott …

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How come Alzheimer’s disease spares musical memory?

Title of paper under discussion Why musical memory can be preserved in advanced Alzheimer’s disease Authors Jörn-Henrik Jacobsen,  Johannes Stelzer,  Thomas Hans Fritz,  Gael Chételat, Renaud La Joie,  Robert Turner  Journal Brain, Volume 138, Issue 8, August 2015, Pages 2438–2450 Link to original paper (free access) Overview It has long been recognised, both anecdotally and scientifically, that people with Alzheimer’s …

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