Music, memory and emotion
Department of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Binzmuhlestrasse 14, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
Journal of Biology 2008, 7:21 doi:10.1186/jbiol82Published: 8 August 2008
Because emotions enhance memory processes and music evokes strong emotions, music could be involved in forming memories, either about pieces of music or about episodes and information associated with particular music. A recent study in BMC Neuroscience has given new insights into the role of emotion in musical memory.