Long-term training affects cerebellar processing in skilled keyboard players

  title={Long-term training affects cerebellar processing in skilled keyboard players},
  author={Susan Koeneke and Kai Lutz and Torsten W{\"u}stenberg and Lutz J{\"a}ncke},
We studied cerebellar hemodynamic responses in highly skilled keyboard players and control subjects during complex tasks requiring unimanual and bimanual finger movements. Both groups showed strong hemodynamic responses in the cerebellum during the task conditions. However, non-musicians showed generally stronger hemodynamic responses in the cerebellum than keyboard players. We conclude that, due to long-term motor practice a different cortical activation pattern can be visualized in keyboard… 

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