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Music makes the media go wild

Posted by stevepog on 28 October, 2009

We had a lot of love from the media this morning, courtesy of a fascinating article by Lutz Jäncke on brain plasticity and the correlation with musical talent and intelligence.

Daily Telegraph, Mail online, Metro and others interviewed Jäncke yesterday and there’s been a flood of requests for more words from the Professor. One strange request even included this question, probably from someone hoping their countless hours on Playstation aren’t going to waste:

Do you  believe Guitar Hero and similar devices have the same affect on the brain as playing a regular musical instrument?

Here’s the full F1000 Report:

F1000 Biology Report: Music drives brain plasticity


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