While watching Robert Gupta’s TED talk, “Between Music and Medicine”, I kept wanting to shout at the computer: Yes! Music is power! Lest my roommate think I’m crazy, I kept my comments silent.
But Gupta made some great points, with powerful scientific support. People, in varying stages of mental breakdown, can usually recall music before they can remember their family members. He cites the research of Dr. Schlaug, who has conditioned “new” speech centers in stroke victims. Gupta points out that music is communication and is deeper and stronger than words. He says, “…musicians have fundamentally different brains than non-musicians and how music, and listening to music, could just light up the entire brain…” which is quite fascinating and true