Temporal entrainment of cognitive functions: musical mnemonics induce brain plasticity and oscillatory synchrony in neural networks underlying memory.

@article{Thaut2005TemporalEO,
  title={Temporal entrainment of cognitive functions: musical mnemonics induce brain plasticity and oscillatory synchrony in neural networks underlying memory.},
  author={Michael H. Thaut and David A. Peterson and Gerald C. McIntosh},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={1060},
  pages={243-54}
}
In a series of experiments, we have begun to investigate the effect of music as a mnemonic device on learning and memory and the underlying plasticity of oscillatory neural networks. We used verbal learning and memory tests (standardized word lists, AVLT) in conjunction with electroencephalographic analysis to determine differences between verbal learning in either a spoken or musical (verbal materials as song lyrics) modality. In healthy adults, learning in both the spoken and music condition… CONTINUE READING