Musicians Have Biological Advantage In Identifying Emotion In Sound

Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 10:35 in Psychology & Sociology

Looking for a mate who in everyday conversation can pick up your most subtle emotional cues? Find a musician, scientists say. They have provided biological evidence that musical training enhances the ability to recognize emotion in sound. "Quickly and accurately identifying emotion has implications in all arenas of interpersonal communication, whether in the predator-infested jungle or classroom, boardroom or bedroom," said a study co-author.

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