Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Night's Sleep Enhances A Musicians Skill When Practicing A New Melody

A Night's Sleep Enhances A Musicians Skill When Practicing A New Melody

A new study that examined how the brain learns and retains motor skills provides insight into musical skill.

Performance of a musical task improved among pianists whose practice of a new melody was followed by a night of sleep, says researcher Sarah E. Allen, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

The study is among the first to look at whether sleep enhances the learning process for musicians practicing a new piano melody......

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