Can musical training change the brain?

According to a new review by Dawn Merrett and colleagues (9th Sept 2013, Frontiers in Psychology) over 100 neuroimaging studies have demonstrated that musicians have different brains compared to groups of people who have had little or no musical training. Differences are found in anatomy, connectivity, and functional activity across a wide range of brain locations. So Dr Auerbach was right, at least we can assume that musicians’ brains are different…right?


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