Updated: Thursday, 19th September 2019 @ 4:44pm

Don't you... forget about me! Manchester MOSI hope to make dance floor discoveries linking music and memory

Don't you... forget about me! Manchester MOSI hope to make dance floor discoveries linking music and memory

| By Sophia Dellapina

Manchester Museum of Science & Industry is set to get groovy for groundbreaking new Alzheimer’s research as the silent disco returns on Thursday August 20.

#HookedOnMusic is a free event that invites locals to a late night boogy as part of new research, investigating the link between music and memory.

Set in one of Manchester’s most iconic building’s, the event will run between 7pm-11pm  and there will be an open bar all evening.

Dr Marieke Navin, director of Manchester Science Festival at the museum, said: “We are thrilled to be launching the second stage of the #HookedOnMusic and to bring the silent disco back to the museum.

“It’s set to be a brilliant night and one you don’t want to miss!”

One of Manchester’s top DJs will provide two separate playlists, but the dancers will be unable to switch the songs during the evening.

Scientists will monitor how people react to different songs and how well they remember them the next day. 

They will also investigate the ‘dance-ability’ of songs, using an overhead camera to watch how people’s movements change when a catchy beat comes on.

The findings will help scientists conclude exactly where the sweet spot lies between science and music so they can produce a hit record that helps with memory loss.

Scientists believe that developments in recognising the link between music and memory could help Alzheimer sufferers.

Mums, dads and kiddies will also get the opportunity to participate in this groovy event at the drop-in family silent disco on the August 22. 

Image courtesy of arielaot, with thanks.