[Music and brain (II): evidence of musical training in the brain]

Rev Neurol. 2011 Dec 16;53(12):739-46.
[Article in Spanish]


Music is a very powerful multimodal stimulus that transmits visual, auditory and motor information to our brain, which in turn has a specific network for processing it, consisting in the frontotemporoparietal regions. This activation can be very beneficial in the treatment of several syndromes and diseases, either by rehabilitating or by stimulating altered neuronal connections. We also review the peculiarities of the musician's brain and we look at how the brain adapts according to the needs that must be met in order to improve musical performance.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aphasia / therapy
  • Autistic Disorder / therapy
  • Brain / anatomy & histology
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Dementia / therapy
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / therapy
  • Motor Skills / physiology*
  • Music Therapy
  • Music*
  • Neuronal Plasticity / physiology*