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December 19th, 2018

standard Jazz and Classical Pianists Use Their Brains Differently

A German pianist playing a classical tune. TEKKE/CC BY-SA 2.0

A German pianist playing a classical tune. TEKKE/CC BY-SA 2.0

Great minds don’t necessarily think alike when tinkling the ivories.

YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD A FRIEND describe him or herself as “left-brained” or “right-brained.” Left-brained and right-brained are popular classifications, like Type-A or Type-B, for people who identify as a creative or logical thinker. While neuroscience has largely debunked the left-right brain divide, new research from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig, Germany shows that a similar binary might apply to pianists. Full story.

Christina Ayele Djossa (Atlas Obscura) / January 19, 2018

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