Functional brain organization, handedness, and immune vulnerability in musicians and non-musicians.

  title={Functional brain organization, handedness, and immune vulnerability in musicians and non-musicians.},
  author={Marianne Hassler and Derek Gupta},
  volume={31 7},
In the current investigation an approach has been made to explore possible relations between musical talent, left-handedness, anomalous dominance for verbal materials, and immune vulnerability. Fifty-one young adult musicians and non-musicians were tested with Wing's Standardized Tests of Musical Intelligence, with a handedness questionnaire, a dichotic listening task, and with a questionnaire assessing asthma/allergies, migraine and myopia. In addition, IgE, Ig total, beta-endorphin… CONTINUE READING


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