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Although there’s been a number of studies on the auditory system of the brain over the years, all of them have failed to zero in on a specific region for where music is created or appreciated. Until now, that is.
For the first time, neuroscientists from MIT have identified the exact area in the brain that responds to music, but not to other sounds like speech or from the environment.
The hope is that scientists can further identify regions that deal specifically with rhythm and melody in an effort to help people learn to play more quickly or refine their skills.
Author : Bobby Owsinski