Pianospel i barndom ger välorganiserad hjärnvävnad

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Pianospelande, särskilt under barndomen, bidrar till att den vita hjärnsubstansen blir välorganiserad, vilket innebär att nervfibrer i hög utsträckning går parallellt med varandra. (Av Fredrik Ullén och medarbetare, 2005)

Titel: Extensive piano practicing has regionally specific effects on white matter development

Författare: Bengtsson, Sara L; Nagy, Zoltan; Skare, Stefan; Forsman, Lea; Forssberg, Hans; Ullen, Fredrik

Publikation: Nat Neurosci

Volym: 8

Nummer: 9

Sidor: 1148-1150

Publicerad: 2005

Sammandrag: Using diffusion tensor imaging, we investigated effects of piano practicing in childhood, adolescence and adulthood on white matter, and found positive correlations between practicing and fiber tract organization in different regions for each age period. For childhood, practicing correlations were extensive and included the pyramidal tract, which was more structured in pianists than in non-musicians. Long-term training within critical developmental periods may thus induce regionally specific plasticity in myelinating tracts.

Länk till original: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn1516

Kategori: Hur hjärnan påverkas av ... Musicerande, sång Plasticitet

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