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  • noun Plural form of nonmusician.


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  • To isolate possible causes, the researchers had 31 nonmusicians also match vocal tones that they themselves had recorded.

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center found that subjects who had studied and performed or played musical instruments for 10 or more years during their lives performed better on cognitive tests, compared with nonmusicians, according to the study published in the journal Neuropsychology.

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  • Twenty-five nonmusicians and 13 musicians attempted to match pitches, using either their voices or synthesized vocal-like sounds triggered by a moveable "slider."

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • Popular culture has enshrined Stravinsky as the musical provocateur who set Paris on its ear in 1913 with the premiere of his ballet, "The Rite of Spring," and few nonmusicians can name more than a handful of his other works.

    Stravinsky Crashes the Party

  • They put Dartmouth music majors and nonmusicians in an fMRI scanner, giving participants a one-handed fiber-optic keyboard to play melodies on.

    The Creativity Crisis

  • During improvisation, the highly trained music majors used their brains in a way the nonmusicians could not: they deactivated their right-temporoparietal junction.

    The Creativity Crisis

  • New research comparing music conductors and non-musicians shows that both the conductors and the nonmusicians "tuned out" their visual sense while performing a difficult hearing task.

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  • They just had a thing for rock and roll — and technology — and wanted to share it with nonmusicians.

    Rock-and-Roll Fantasy

  • The brain recordings of accomplished musicians—even those who learned to play as adults—show much more brain territory dedicated to the fingers they use to play than is true for nonmusicians.

    Find Your Focus Zone

  • When nonmusicians learned and practiced a new sequence of finger movements, fMRIs functional MRIs that can be done while a person moves showed changes in brain activity patterns within three to four weeks.

    Find Your Focus Zone


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