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Sean McCabe. Photo credits: Daybreakers: Courtesy Daybreaker/AARP; poster: GAB Archive/Redferns; Woodstock: Film PublicityArchive/ United Archives via Getty Images; piano player: Jared Soares; Summer: Blueee/Alamy (2); Springsteen: Ebet Roberts/ Redferns; Gen X Mom band: AARP Studios; accordion player: Bryan Derballa.

Music and Memory

Music has immense power. Its melodies can unite us emotionally, and its rhythms can move us physically. Though it’s been around for thousands of years, researchers are still learning about the potential benefits of music, including its effect on the brain and our memories. This project looks at the extraordinary role music plays in our lives and on our health.   

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