Study: Brain Forms Maps To Make Sense Of Music

New studies of the brain show that mental “maps” to make sense of what you hear in music begin to form within minutes of studying an instrument. “In professional musicians at least, recent brain imaging studies have shown that the different ways they respond to sound and finger movements seem paradoxical: when they hear a sound it activates areas of the brain that process movement, but when they silently tap out musical phrases it evokes brain activity in areas involved in hearing.”