A surprising juxtaposition of the seventeenth century with classical times.
Alive Inside, which I first noticed two years ago, is nearing release. Here's more from The Daily Beast.
Using an iPod, Alzheimer's patients who have not spoken in years begin to sing along with the music of their youth http://t.co/HrtiTDZTKP— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 20, 2014
Ron Friedman notes in a Fast Company article I added to the comments after a post about a quote about our perception of time by Yasunari Kawabata that the aging process can't be stopped—
There are biological accounts, having to do with natural changes in heart rate, metabolism, and body temperature as we age. Neurologically, the mature brain also produces less dopamine, a chemical that plays an important role in controlling our internal clock.
but it can be slowed. The first of the steps he recommends is "seek out beauty." That's exactly what seems to be happenning here.
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