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Your brain on silence

MAAC is all about sound and music. But what about their opposite: silence? Silence is a huge variable and intrinsic component of any composer's palette, and now, Duke researchers have found evidence that silence increases cell proliferation in the hippocampus. Here's the story: https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinecomaford/2022/12/10/your-brain-on-silence/?sh=1cd38f733d88, and here's the research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4087081/.

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Wooden structures that predate our species!

In chapter 10, we talk about the New Stone Age, and the first human settlements 10,000 years ago. Now new research has uncovered wooden structures carved out by humans almost 500,000 years ago--before

Music Therapy and Memory

Here's an interesting article that describes the many ways in which music therapy is used to treat patients with dementia: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-music-therapy-helps-people-with-de

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