Piano practice whilst young improves brain’s musical capacity 1

Swedish scientists have performed a study on the brains of eight concert pianists in their thirties who started practicing the piano as children, and found that the pyramidal tract—which helps in the transmitting of signals between the brain and the pianist’s fingers—is “more structured in pianists than in non-musicians”.

Childhood is the best time in life to boost the brain’s “white matter”.

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  • J. Fisher

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