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Playing a musical instrument is the brain equivalent of a full-body workout.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of November 2, 2020.
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Rhythms drive music-playing and dancing as well as speaking and walking.
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Playing music may keep your brain healthy and fit as you age.
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Whether we observe or create, the arts change our brains. The emerging field of neuroaethetics may help us understand how and why.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of February 24.
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Jazz musician Pat Metheny and neuroscientist Charles Limb find a common note in the keys of improv.
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Neuroscience has begun to trace the complex network of cognitive and neural processes that come together to create sudden insight.
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For neuroscientist Bill Pearce, big scientific conferences are opportunities to network, discuss new research, and even make some music.
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People with dementia can still recognize their favorite tunes, even when they remember little else leading researchers to investigate the potential of music therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.
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Pat Metheny discusses music’s impact on the brain; the process of creativity in music, art, and science; and the role of music in healing.
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Kenneth Elpus, assistant professor of music education at the University of Maryland, discusses his experience as a music teacher and the fragmentation of art education in public schools.
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