How responsible is your brain for your sex drive?

After years of research, it’s now clear that our libido is driven primarily by our brain.

Music brings memories back to the injured brain

In the first study of its kind, two researchers have used popular music to help severely brain-injured patients recall personal memories.

Listening to pop music could help people with severe brain injuries recall memories

People with brain injuries recall a similar number of memories when played a popular song released within their lifetime as those with no brain injury

Why Do the Songs from Your Past Evoke Such Vivid Memories?

Listening to music engages large scale neural networks across the entire brain.

Music of memory – All In The Mind

A heart-warming movement called Music & Memory is creating personalised music playlists for residents with dementia in nursing homes…

Music On The Brain

Could the soundtrack of your life bring back fading memories? Catalyst takes you inside an extraordinary new program…

The power of ‘our song’, the musical glue that binds friends and lovers across the ages

Many couples have a special song – “our song” – that reminds them of a significant event or time in their relationship…

The power of the song in preserving memory

Macquarie University’s Dr Amee Baird talks about the power of songs, where they sit in the brain…

Music and memory

Why music floods you with such powerful memories.

This New Years’ Day, I Learned About Transient Global Amnesia in a Very Personal Way

Although there have been hundreds of reported cases of transient global amnesia in the medical literature, the cause is still unknown…

Links of interest

Alzheimer’s Australia
Brain Injury Association of NSW
Arts Health Institute
ASSBI – Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment
Australian Music and Psychology Society
All in the Mind – Music of Memory – ABC radio, Nov 2015
All in the Mind – Playing for Time – ABC radio, Mar 2016