Excerpt from Why Do the Songs from Your Past Evoke Such Vivid Memories?
by Christopher Bergland | December 11, 2013 | Psychology Today
Listening to music engages large scale neural networks across the entire brain.
We all know the power of an old song to trigger vivid memories that seem to transport us back in time and space. What songs bring back emotional memories from your past? The songs we love become woven into a neural tapestry entwined with the people, seasons, and locations throughout our lifespan. What is the neuroscience behind the ability of music to evoke such strong memories of the people and places from our past?…. [click HERE for the rest]