A sensitive period for musical training: contributions of age of onset and cognitive abilities.


The experiences we engage in during childhood can stay with us well into our adult years. The idea of a sensitive period--a window during maturation when our brains are most influenced by behavior--has been proposed. Work from our laboratory has shown that early-trained musicians (ET) performed better on visual-motor and auditory-motor synchronization tasks… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06434.x

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