Intro to Module 7
Module 7: Memory
Midnight Not a sound from the pavement...
Intro to Module 7: Memories
Today we begin our study of memory and how it affects learning. Personally, I think that smell and music are the most powerful memory triggers. How many of you have spent hours studying for a test, but once it is handed to you you can't remember anything. Yet, when you turn on the radio in your car you can sing the words to most of the songs, even the ones you don't like! Music is powerful, it is easily ingrained into our memories, because it stimulates large parts of our brain, like areas of the limbic system. Studies have shown that music can enhance the memory of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. It has also been used to help people, who have suffered traumatic brain injury, recover their memories. If you have about 12 minutes watch the a clip from Alive Inside: How the Magic of Music Proves Therapeutic for Patients with Alzheimer's and Dementia. It is eyeopening and tremendously moving!
Chase's favorite bands are Third Eye Blind and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Brenda loves Luke Bryan. Brenda and Chase, do either of you have a favorite song?