Music Gear News

At Gear4Music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Research assesses how musical instrument players hear sound differently

Do music instrument players hear sounds differently?
Great deals on musical instruments
A new study is aiming to assess how musical instrument players hear sound differently to those who are not musicians.

The research, which is taking place at Birkbeck, University of London, will involve violin players and non violin players attending listening sessions and having an MRI scan in an attempt to show how the two groups hear things differently.

It is thought that the MRI scan will show up some physical differences in the participants' brains.

One participant in the study, 19-year-old Alice Didlick, who plays for the Ray of Light Orchestra in London, told the Kidderminster Shuttle that she is really looking forward to the research.

"I'm really looking forward to taking part in the study as it's not an everyday opportunity for someone who lives in Cookley," she said.

"I'm a bit nervous about the MRI Scan, that seems slightly daunting but overall I'm excited," she added.

This is not the first study to assess the differences between musicians and non musicians, with previous research showing that there are structural brain differences.

ADNFCR-2133-ID-801432935-ADNFCR Posted on 21 Aug 2012 13:24 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

The Cubase BackPack is a portable recording system which includes the UR22 audio interface and Cubase Artist 7 music production software, plus a free upgrade to Artist 7.5 software!

17 Apr 2014 15:42
thumbnail

Avid have outlined their vision for Avid Everywhere at NAB 2014.

7 Apr 2014 11:00
thumbnail

Receive your choice of free virtual instrument when you purchase an Arturia KeyLab 25 or KeyLab 49 whilst stocks last.

4 Apr 2014 16:22
thumbnail

Focusrite, Novation and KRK are giving away £10,000 worth of studio gear this Spring.

4 Apr 2014 14:09
thumbnail

KRK Rokit G3 monitors are an update of some of the world's most popular studio monitors ever, the recognisable yellow cone is found in bedroom and professional studios alike.

4 Apr 2014 10:00
thumbnail

For a limited time only, you can save 25% on selected EBS Black Label Pedals.

3 Apr 2014 17:15

Recent Music News

thumbnail

We're giving you the chance to win an Avid audio interface every day until Friday 18th April!

17 Apr 2014 12:43
thumbnail

Save £70 on the Moog Sub Phatty while stocks last!

16 Apr 2014 16:28
thumbnail

Saturday 19th April brings Record Store Day 2014. We've asked around to find out which special releases the team will be queuing to get their hands on.

16 Apr 2014 13:44
thumbnail

All the important dates you need to know to plan your visit.

15 Apr 2014 15:55
thumbnail

At the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony which took place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center last night, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde took turns fronting Nirvana.

11 Apr 2014 11:47
thumbnail

Damon Albarn has spoken to NME about the future of Blur, dismissing rumours that they won't play together again.

10 Apr 2014 10:21