Attention and Reaction More Balanced in Musicians’ Brains

From a study by Patston LL, Hogg SL, and Tippett LJ: Attention in neurologically intact adults normally errs towards the left side of space, as documented in studies involving tasks of visual attention (i.e., line bisection). The aim of this Read More …

More Activity in Musicians’ Brains

From a study by Grahn JA and Brett M: When we listen to rhythm, we often move spontaneously to the beat. This movement may result from processing of the beat by motor areas. Previous studies have shown that several motor Read More …

Musical Experience Increases Auditory Planning Ability

From a study by Keller PE, and Koch I: The hypothesis that planning music-like sequential actions involves anticipating their auditory effects was investigated in a series of experiments. Participants with varying levels of musical experience responded to each of four Read More …

Practicing Music Modifies Linguistic Organization in the Brain

From a study by Milovanov R, Tervaniemi M, Takio F, and Hämäläinen H: To increase our understanding of the phonemic processing skills of musical and non-musical subjects, the Dichotic Listening task was performed in children and adults with varying degrees Read More …