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Williams syndrome campers enjoy country music, propel neuro research

15:41 EDT 1 Aug 2017 | TriMed Media Group
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Twelve years ago, Vanderbilt University researchers launched a summer camp for people with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes physical and developmental problems yet can intensify sensitivity to—and love for—music.

Earlier this week, NPR covered the camp’s annual gathering in Nashville and referenced a functional MRI study showing how the brains of Williams individuals respond when tunes are played.

“I listen to country music every day, because when I listen to it, there's a smile that I can't take off of me,” camper Sarah Myers says.

Click the link below to listen to the “All Things Considered” audio or read NPR’s text coverage. Either way, enjoy several wonderful photos of the group at the Grand Ole Opry:

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