Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed

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Toward the end of her life, Jonathan Berger’s mother suffered from dementia. In the throes of musical and auditory hallucinations, she repeatedly hummed a song that Berger, a composer and music professor at Stanford University, did not recognize. He transcribed the tune.
 
“Thank heavens for the Internet. I was able to actually track it down,” Berger said. “It turned out to be the number-one hit single in January 1948, in the week that my brother was born. That was a very poignant moment for me. So I got very interested in this issue of imaged, or imagined, sound.”  Read more here...
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