The Meaning of What Happiness is
Sep 22, 2014 02:51PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
Music, you see, is structured and formatted, and our brains love that and respond. The hippocampus and the frontal cortex are two areas in the brain that are associated with memory. The trick isn’t storing stuff in those areas, it’s getting it back out efficiently. Patients with brain injuries, strokes, Alzheimer’s have all benefited from musical therapies. Music is a powerful mnemonic device (a fancy term for a memory technique named after the Greek goddess of memory, Mnemosyne). Music helps the brain retrieve the correct file from the memory banks.
Bottom Line: Speaking of musical memories—here are two important dates to remember: October 17th or 18th. You can choose either date to attend the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Opening Night Celebration. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, a concert, fireworks, a post-concert Champagne celebration and, no doubt, unforgettable music. RSVP by Oct. 6th to 410-263-0907.