Friday, April 15, 2011
Music and Memory
"The region of the brain where memories of our past are supported and retrieved also serves as a hub that links familiar music, memories and emotion."
Now I know why when I hear:
Earth, wind and fire Boogiewonderland I can feel the sunshine of 1979 on my face.
Dionne Warwick's Heartbreaker I get the sinking feeling that my heart is about to be broken (which at the time it was)
Spice Girls Wannabe I recall my eight month old staring fixedly open-mouthed at their brash video (previously having shown little interest in telly) and looking away in disinterest when it was over.
Kylie Minogue Can't get you out of my head the excitement of a family visit to Almaty, Kazakhstan. Kylie cavorting in her white shift dress on every television screen and "Na na na" on every overhead piped music system.
To name but a few.
What are yours?