By: Justine Brooks
22 Feb, 2022
An article in the New Scientist published February 22, 2022, details findings by Nancy Kanwisher, advisory committee chair of the Brain, Mind & Consciousness program, who identified a population of neurons in the brain that respond to singing but not other types of music. The research suggests that our brains are able to distinguish between vocal and instrumental music, and may also provide some insight into why songs sometimes help dementia patients.
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