Music and Language, Again

From a study by Flores-Gutiérrez EO, Díaz JL, Barrios FA, Favila-Humara R, Guevara MA, del Río-Portilla Y, and Corsi-Cabrera M.: Brain correlates comparing pleasant and unpleasant states induced by three dissimilar masterpiece excerpts were obtained. Related emotional reactions to the Read More …

Musical and Linguistic Skills Share Neural Mechanisms

From a study by Milovanov R, Huotilainen M, Välimäki V, Esquef PA, and Tervaniemi M., published in Brain Res. 2007 : [online version not yet available] The main focus of this study was to examine the relationship between musical aptitude Read More …

Musicians Have Greater Cortical Thickness

From a study by Patrick Bermudez, Jason P. Lerch, Alan C. Evans, Robert J. Zatorre: Subject groups were 53 non-musicians and 53 musicians (10 years or more of musical experience, 21 with absolute pitch). T1 MR images were RF inhomogeneity Read More …

Musical Training Activates the Brain

From a study by P. Bermudez & R.J. Zatorre: An fMRI study was conducted to test the hypothesis that Absolute Pitch (AP), the ability to identify the names of musical pitches without reference to a standard, involves, in part, the Read More …

Learning to Play Music Stimulates Growth in the Brain

From a study by Amir Lahav and Gottfried Schlaug: A new imaging study shows that when we learn a new action with associated sounds, the brain quickly makes links between regions responsible for performing the action and those associated with Read More …

Classical Music on your Mind

From a study by Xiaodan Leng: The trion model was developed using the Mountcastle organizational principle for the column as the basic neuronal network in the cortex and the physical system analogy of Fisher’s ANNNI spin model. An essential feature Read More …

Of Mice and Music

My job keeps getting easier as my friends and readers start to send me email about studies they run across! Thank you to Teena Johnson for alerting me to Francesco Angelucci, Marco Fiore, Enzo Ricci, Luca Padua, Andrea Sabino, and Read More …