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Song and the brain

October 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Chain Reactions Identified Within the Brain
ScienceDaily (Oct. 25, 2010) — As anyone who as ever picked up a guitar or a tennis racket knows, precise timing is often an essential part of performing complex tasks. Now, by studying the brain circuits that control bird song, MIT researchers have identified a “chain reaction” of brain activity that appears to control the timing of song.

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