Left/right brain integration

Bryan Ayers brynta at expert.cc.purdue.edu
Thu Dec 5 23:16:56 EST 1996

In article <57qo7i$sol at news.stlnet.com>, Ev  <*evan at stlnet.com*> wrote:
:Ian Walker wrote:
:> fascinating study I read recently which found that the corpus callosum
:> (the main bundle of connections between the two hemispheres) was thicker
:> and better-connected in musicians than in controls, but only if they had
:> started learning their instrument before the age of 7.  Interesting, eh?
:maybe kids that pursue music that early are because they have a bigger 
:corpus callosum,women have bigger corpus callosums,so does that mean 
:they are better musicians?

	My mom made me play the violin when I was 5.  Hey ladies you know
what they say about the size of a mans corpus callosum and his +*+....

	From what I've seen growing up as a 'musical' kid I'd say that
very few kids seriously chose to start playing musical Instruments before
the age of 7.  Also women have less commercial success in the Musical 
Arts for whatever reason but they do make 'good and reliable' orchestra

	We of course shouldn't be too suprised that certain learning 
activities have long lasting physical effects on our brains.	

"O senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm and yet will make 
Gods by the dozen!" -- Michel de Montaigne (1533-92).

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