Illustrations of various musical instruments
Daniel Levitin, professor of neuroscience at McGill University, describes the way that learning a musical instrument alters and strengthens key areas of the brain.
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  • 22 min.
30,000 scientists will convene today in Washington, DC, for the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting. Watch last year’s Dialogues lecture.
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  • 130 min
Playing a musical instrument can do wonders for our brains. But how does it affect our hearing later on in life?
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Why some tunes lodge in our brains isn't so clear. Here are a few theories.
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Dana Alliance member Thomas R. Insel has been a staunch trailblazer in neuroscience and psychiatry...
Researchers have begun to reveal how creating visual art affects brain function.
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Would we have Poe’s Raven today if the tormented author had taken lithium to suppress his bipolar illness?
Ed Catmull, president of Pixar, gave a lecture at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting. What does movie making have to do with brain science?
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What can magic tricks tell us about the brain?
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We’ve all experienced this: hearing a song triggers a memory.
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Listening to classical music hasn't been shown to improve intelligence in children or adults.
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