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Playing an Instrument Changes Our Perception of Music

October 8, 2018

In a novel new study looking at beatboxers and guitarists, cognitive neuroscientists found that areas of the brain that control movement were activated in the musicians’ brains but not in non-musicians’ brains.

Saloni Krishnan of the University of Oxford and her colleagues designed the study to examine groups of musicians who produce music using different body parts – representing one of the few studies to test non-classical musicians.

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