Differences in Gray Matter Between Musicians and Nonmusicians

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005 Dec;1060:395-9. doi: 10.1196/annals.1360.057.


Voxel-based morphometry is used to examine differences in cerebral morphology between musicians and nonmusicians. Principal results show differences in gray matter concentration in the right auditory cortex.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Auditory Cortex / anatomy & histology*
  • Auditory Cortex / pathology*
  • Brain Mapping
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Motor Cortex / pathology
  • Music*
  • Pitch Discrimination