Music improves verbal memory encoding while decreasing prefrontal cortex activity: an fNIRS study

@inproceedings{Ferreri2013MusicIV,
  title={Music improves verbal memory encoding while decreasing prefrontal cortex activity: an fNIRS study},
  author={Laura Ferreri and Jean-Julien Aucouturier and Makii Muthalib and Emmanuel Bigand and Aur{\'e}lia Bugaiska},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
  year={2013}
}
Listening to music engages the whole brain, thus stimulating cognitive performance in a range of non-purely musical activities such as language and memory tasks. This article addresses an ongoing debate on the link between music and memory for words. While evidence on healthy and clinical populations suggests that music listening can improve verbal memory in a variety of situations, it is still unclear what specific memory process is affected and how. This study was designed to explore the… CONTINUE READING

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