Music learning enhances brain synchronisation.

In this study, researchers were looking for how the brain chose to synchronise with isochronous (out of sync) language syllables. Why did they do this? They did this to better understand the neural mechanisms between speech processing and language learning.

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What does this have to do with music learning? Well, it turns out that “we found that high synchronisers had, overall, more years of musical training than low synchronisers.” This finding supports other studies that have found that music learning [or training which is the word used in the research] enhances brain synchronisation. However it should be noted that the researchers also found that “in our work, musical training on its own did not follow a bimodal distribution, suggesting that musical experience is one of many factors defining group membership as a high or low synchroniser.”

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