Want to Rewire Your Brain? Study Music

All those hours practicing the piano pay off big time by biologically enhancing a person's ability to quickly recognize and mentally process sounds that carry emotion, according to a new study. The study, from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., offers a new line of evidence that the brain we end up with is not necessarily the same brain we started out with. "We are measuring what the nervous system has become, based on an individual's experience with sound," Nina Kraus, director of the...Full Story
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