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Musicians' Brains and Emotional Subtlety

Posted at 2:22 PM on March 19, 2009 by Gillian Martin

As my spouse so often reminds me, it's not so much what a person says as how she says it that makes all the difference.

The ability to pick up subtle emotional cues in sound is an important survival skill, and a recent study at Northwestern University suggests that musical training improves that ability. Read more about it here.

Thanks to MPR's Brad Robideau for the tip.