Amee Baird
Amee Baird Nov 6, 2017

The power of ‘our song’, the musical glue that binds friends and lovers across the ages

Many couples have a special song – “our song” – that reminds them of a significant event or time in their relationship, like when they first met, their wedding or when they were separated by war. These songs are a powerful way of reconnecting with their shared personal memories and the emotions that go with them. They are a type of shared or autobiographical memory triggered by music; they work as a “mental glue” for a couple’s shared identity. Despite how common...
Amee Baird

Amee Baird

NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow At Macquarie University

Amee is an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders at Macquarie University, and is currently funded by an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship (part time Health Professional) for the project ‘Can music mend minds? Investigating the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of music in persons with dementia’.

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