Specialization of the specialized in features of external human brain morphology

  title={Specialization of the specialized in features of external human brain morphology},
  author={Marc Bangert and Gottfried Schlaug},
  journal={European Journal of Neuroscience},
Recent studies have shown brain differences between professional musicians and non‐musicians with respect to size, asymmetry or gray matter density of specific cerebral regions. Here we demonstrate: (1) that anatomical differences in the motor cortex can already be detected by coarse visual inspection; and (2) that within musicians, even a discrimination of instruments with different manual dominance is possible on a gross anatomical scale. Multiple raters, blinded for subject identity and… 

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