Favorite music could improve cognitive skills in stroke patients
One way that is good enough to help patients with brain damage are listening to music. People who experience a stroke, one of them, favorite music to be played in order to stimulate the brain occurs a gradual recovery in cognitive ability. Thus the results of the study from the University of Lyon in France.
Researchers say, listen to your favorite music can also be a way to improve cognitive abilities in healthy people. Both applied to healthy people as well as those experiencing problems in mind, the brain is sensitive enough to respond to music and work more actively.
Listened favorite music to enable our autobiographical memory, which can further facilitate the perception of another stimulus autobiography such as your name. Another hypothesis is the music increased arousal or awareness. So it may temporarily raise awareness and differentiate your name becomes easier, “said Fabien Perrin, the researcher, as quoted Newscientist.
Perrin and his team tested people who have problems with people who are healthy awareness to the familiar music played with their lives. From there the brain showed that in patients who did have problems with his consciousness the same response as in healthy people. In fact, music can restore personal memory – as the name their own – in patients who have a problem with the brain.
But researchers have not been able to make it to be included as one of the therapies for stroke. Still needs further research. It’s just the beginning of the study showed no correlation between music and the brain increased in patients who have suffered brain damage.
The study was presented at the meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness.