Music as a Social Bond in Patients With Amnesia
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The music and social bonding (MSB) hypothesis proposes that human musicality has evolved as mechanisms supporting social bonding. We consider the MSB hypothesis under the lens of amnesia by arguing how patients with amnesia, especially those with Alzheimer's disease, can benefit from music, not only to retrieve personal memories, but also to use them for social bonding.
Music and Health Institute Terms
Alzheimer's and Related Dementias; Interpersonal Relations; Music Listening; Neurodegenerative Disorders
Alzheimer Disease; Amnesia
Editorial, Opinions, Position Papers
Del Mastro, M. C.; Strollo, M. R.; and El Haj, M., "Music as a Social Bond in Patients With Amnesia" (2021). Research on Music and Dementia. 301.