A. Schleicher

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To what extent does musical practice change the structure of the brain? In order to understand how long-lasting musical training changes brain structure, 20 male right-handed, middle-aged professional musicians and 19 matched controls were investigated. Among the musicians, 13 were pianists or organists with intensive practice regimes. The others were(More)
9.1 OVERVIEW The TIMSS field operations comprised the activities and responsibilities of National Research Coordinators (NRCs), School Coordinators, and Test Administrators for the execution of the study in their countries. In particular, the NRC was responsible for: • Translating and preparing the test instruments • Selecting the sample of schools •(More)
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