Broca's area supports enhanced visuospatial cognition in orchestral musicians.

@article{Sluming2007BrocasAS,
  title={Broca's area supports enhanced visuospatial cognition in orchestral musicians.},
  author={Vanessa Sluming and Jonathan M. Brooks and Matthew Howard and John J. Downes and Neil Roberts},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 14},
  pages={3799-806}
}
We provide neurobehavioral evidence supporting the transferable benefit of music training to alter brain function and enhance cognitive performance in a nonmusical visuospatial task in professional orchestral musicians. In particular, orchestral musicians' performance on a three-dimensional mental rotation (3DMR) task exhibited the behavioral profile normally only attained after significant practice, supporting the suggestion that these musicians already possessed well developed neural circuits… CONTINUE READING