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Seven Ages of Memory

What is music without our memories? Philip Ball talks to neuroscientists about how we first become our musical selves and asks if music can teach us about our minds.

What are we without our memories? Philip Ball talks to neuroscientists about when we first become our musical selves through our memories and asks if it is inevitable that we lose them with age and infirmity. He explores the idea that our abilities to recall music reveal particular aspects of the workings of the human brain.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered.

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Why Music? The Key to Memory

Why Music? The Key to Memory

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