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Neural Correlates of Rapid Spectrotemporal Processing in Musicians and Nonmusicians


Address for correspondence: Nadine Gaab, Ph.D., Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room NE46–4037C, Cambridge, MA 02139. Voice: 617-253-3415.


Abstract: Our results suggest that musical training alters the functional anatomy of rapid spectrotemporal processing, resulting in improved behavioral performance along with a more efficient functional network primarily involving traditional language regions. This finding may have important implications for improving language/reading skills, especially in children struggling with dyslexia.