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Exploring the Relationship Between Music and Memory

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Exploring the Relationship Between Music and Memory

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Exploring the Relationship Between Music and Memory

Exploring the Relationship Between Music and Memory

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Oliver Sacks, the prominent neurologist, author and researcher, talks about the many mysteries of the human brain. He's working on a new book about music and memory, focusing on a musician whose memory lasts but for a few seconds but who can recall whole musical pieces, and even conduct an orchestra.

Guest:

Dr. Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars, and Oaxaca Journal. Clinical professor of neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; adjunct professor, neurology, New York University School of Medicine