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From the Ted Talk by Esha Alwani: What it's like to have Tourette's -- and how music gives me back control

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So I became curious as to how these _____ were soothing my symptoms. And I ________ if there were any other cases of medicinal _____. So I began to search. I found that there was a highly successful US congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head. She lost her ability to _____. Because the ability to speak and the ability to sing lay in two ________ parts of the brain, her doctors brought in music therapists to work with her. The therapists encouraged her to sing her thoughts, since she was incapable of speaking them. And through this technique, the _____________ was finally able to regain her speech. Music helped heal _____ Giffords.

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So I became curious as to how these songs were soothing my symptoms. And I wondered if there were any other cases of medicinal music. So I began to search. I found that there was a highly successful US congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head. She lost her ability to speak. Because the ability to speak and the ability to sing lay in two separate parts of the brain, her doctors brought in music therapists to work with her. The therapists encouraged her to sing her thoughts, since she was incapable of speaking them. And through this technique, the congresswoman was finally able to regain her speech. Music helped heal Gabby Giffords.

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