Increased cortical representation of the fingers of the left hand in string players.

@article{Elbert1995IncreasedCR,
  title={Increased cortical representation of the fingers of the left hand in string players.},
  author={Thomas Elbert and Christo Pantev and Christian Wienbruch and Brigitte Rockstroh and Edward Taub},
  journal={Science},
  year={1995},
  volume={270 5234},
  pages={305-7}
}
Magnetic source imaging revealed that the cortical representation of the digits of the left hand of string players was larger than that in controls. The effect was smallest for the left thumb, and no such differences were observed for the representations of the right hand digits. The amount of cortical reorganization in the representation of the fingering digits was correlated with the age at which the person had begun to play. These results suggest that the representation of different parts of… CONTINUE READING
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