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The Atlantic - February 19, 2014

How Brains See Music as Language

Charles Limb, M.D., an otolaryngological surgeon at Johns Hopkins and musician decided to map what was happening in the brains of musicians as they played.

He and a team of researchers conducted a study that involved putting a musician in a functional MRI machine with a keyboard, and having him play a memorized piece of music and then a made-up piece of music as part of an improvisation with another musician in a control room.

Health Line - January 29, 2014

Hearing Loss Leads to Brain Tissue Loss in Older Adults

Hearing loss isn't just an inconvenience-it could be harmful for your brain, too.

A new study from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute on Aging shows that people with hearing loss have accelerated brain tissue loss. This is in addition to a higher risk of poor physical and mental health, dementia, falls, and hospitalizations.

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