Music is a time portal. T or F?

Sometimes when I hear a song I haven't heard for a long time it takes me back to a specific time and place, so I have a theory that muisc can be used to time travel.

7 Answers

  • snafu
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    That’s when you’re dealing with memory. Smell acts in he same way.  A song or smell associated with an event in a time and place can activate memories.  That’s when you get that feeling of nostalgia or even deja vu.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago


    It CAN bė especially after smoking a lårgė 

    LSD låcėd phatty but ya don't need muśic ťô

    trîp ôr go <-> into time so much as hippy 

    $h!t, yo !


  • Sathi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    True. Your brain can’t control it, so you just go along for the ride. Sometimes a I’ll hear a song that transports me back to my high school years. I don’t even have to like the song for that to happen.

  • Judy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    True, music is a time portal.  In the sense that you are speaking, it is because the music evokes certain memories of the past.  

    Music can also serve as a time portal because the lyrics can be reflective of what was happening in the world at the time the song was written.  This would also include the creation of visual images or the telling of stories of people from the past.

    Here are a few examples of where music serves as a time portal to the past:

    Grand Coulee Dam - Woody Guthrie

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    Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio

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    The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That's as true as a troubadour. The famous studies of Michaelson and Miller determined much the same as you're referring to in their landmark study in 1998 and further studies have only served to confirm that theory.

  • Matt
    Lv 7
    1 month ago


  • Izit
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    T, in a way. It can easily make someone feel like the current time is not present time.

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