David Silbersweig

Neurologist and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

Neurologist and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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From babies to the elderly, music touches our emotions and lifts our spirits. A familiar melody can transport us back to a time and place.

How the brain processes music—and uses it to boost function

From babies to the elderly, music touches our emotions and lifts our spirits. A familiar melody can transport us back to a time and place.

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