Music and the Brain

Oliver Sacks on Music, Memory and Emotion

Oliver Sacks, M.D., noted neurologist and best-selling author of Musicophilia, discusses the impact of personalized music on people suffering from Alzheimer’s and severe memory loss.


The past which is not recoverable in any other way is embedded, as if in amber, in the music, and people can regain a sense of identity. . . — Oliver Sacks

The Story of Gil And Denise

In this excerpt from Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory, two individuals with cognitive challenges transcend their daily struggles as they listen to personalized music, with help from Music & Memory’s Dan Cohen.