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  • Music activates regions of the brain spared by Alzheimer's disease

    Source: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/...-mar042518.php

    Public Release: 27-Apr-2018
    Music activates regions of the brain spared by Alzheimer's disease

    Ever get chills listening to a particularly moving piece of music? You can thank the salience network of the brain for that emotional joint. Surprisingly, this region also remains an island of remembrance that is spared from the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at the University of Utah Health are looking to this region of the brain to develop music-based treatments to help alleviate anxiety in patients with dementia. Their research will appear in the April online issue of The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease...
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