Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I've seen this happen in nursing homes

I have seen this happen in nursing homes when I have to go do a Chapel service. People who are otherwise comatose but when you start playing or singing an old hymn, they become very animated and start singing. It is really wild how music is really a pre-verbal and post-verbal stimulus that the adult rational brain, when it has long since ceased to function effectively, can keep to the very end.

1 comment:

The Underground Pewster said...

Not just music does this. I've see them join in when the Lord's Prayer is read.