My admiration for Dr. Oliver Sacks is no secret. He was just on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night talking about the effects of music on the brain. I am thrilled that he was discussing this on mainstream TV as more people watch The Daily Show than have read his excellent book, Musicophilia. He discussed that even after a stroke, people will still remember music even if they forget language. I wonder what would happen to someone who had learned another language through music. Would he/she have a better chance of retaining their language skills after a stroke?
Watch this clip from The Daily Show:
This man is a wonderful gift to humanity.
Susanna Zaraysky was inspired by Dr. Oliver Sacks' book, Musicophilia. She realized that she learned foreign languages like music. She's written a book, Language is Music, with tips on how to learn foreign languages using music and the media. She speak seven with almost perfect accents thanks to music!