“It Gives Me The Feeling of Love…”

Wonderful video of a long term nursing home resident (Henry suffers from an unspecified degenerative condition) who opens up when he hears his favourite music. While some research suggests a calming effect of music to increase autobiographical recall in Alzheimer’s patients, what we see in the video is probably more closely related to the reminiscence bump, an interesting phenomena which says that the brain is optimized for storing memories from when we’re young (peaking between 16-20 years old).

 

 

(via Kottke.org)

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