It's long been said that music can evoke precious memories.
It can have a striking effect on someone with Alzheimer's disease but it's still not clear exactly how or why.
Now PhD student Sarah Faber who is based at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge has been awarded 100 thousand pounds by the 'Music Therapy Charity' to help get some answers
Sarah will analyse the brain activity of 30 adults playing musical instruments during jam sessions with the use of Electroencephalography or EEG.
The head-set will pick up small electrical impulses on the scalps of participants and translate their brain activity using special computer software.
The research could lead to a significant breakthrough in the treatment of dementia.
The results of the study will be published in 2018.
The results of the study will published in 2018. Click below to see Liz Summers's report