How Music Is Helping Gabrielle Giffords Heal

Music became an integral part of the rehabilitation process for Giffords.
4:25 | 11/15/11

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And as the weeks go by we see how much music illuminates the road -- of language inside the human mind. Remember right after she was shot at the therapist elicited that first -- word with the kind of chance. Yeah. And here one month after the shooting -- An old friend and remains in his keyboard. Which she -- knows she supplies the word -- she. Armed punctuation. And it's not just language we -- -- music also helps with movement. Here she's wearing a helmet because part of her skull was removed falling could be catastrophic. Her problem is the left side of the brain controls movement on the right. Since the bullet -- over her left she can barely move her right arm or leg. -- Very and that's how. -- -- The and now. Or 33 days she struggles against the weakness and exhaustion. Until finally. She can get -- And then look at this. With the help of therapist pushing her right leg. She begins to move slowly down -- yeah. We can't hear is music to steady her but the rhythm of the staff. Playing guitar hospital therapist -- funeral prayer -- -- Yeah. This sleazy yeah. Music is accessed in many different areas of the brain they aren't designated for language -- And they can retrieve the lyrics and another side of the brain to -- words that could let me. -- -- Plans. In the so funny -- despite. -- -- -- Is that you bring him -- not. What about the essence -- yeah. Or. Doctors don't know where in the brain is charm. -- optimism. Or humor. Again it's only seven weeks after the shooting Russia's. That's the old funny feisty yet. It's just plain the bond. -- -- -- I'm. The news. Okay okay -- And another point. Someone has talked about hyphenated names he makes but true. -- Thanks for your hard work. -- -- -- --

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