Behind the music: MRI advances musical neuroscience

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A virtuosic performance from a master jazz musician is remarkable to see and hear on stage. Stick them in a MRI scanner while they play, and in addition to a great performance, we may be able to learn more about the circuitry of the brain.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University recently published a study in PLoS One that found the brain’s language regions enable musical call-and-response similar to a spoken conversation. For more on this study and the field of musical neuroscience, check out the link below: