Musical Training Linked to Enhanced Brain Response

People who are better able to move to a beat show more consistent brain responses to speech than those with less rhythm, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that musical training could possibly sharpen the brain’s response to language.

Scientists have long known that moving to a steady beat requires synchronization between the parts of the brain responsible for hearing and movement. In the current study, Prof. Nina Kraus and Adam Tierney at Northwestern Univ. examined the relationship between the ability to keep a beat and the brain’s response to sound.

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