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Friday, March 27 • 08:00 - 17:00
[VIRTUAL] Comparison of Cognitive Ability between Undergraduate Musicians and Non-Musicians

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The ability to play an instrument has been linked to a subsequent heightened ability to process language, higher brain plasticity, and general cognitive ability. This study focused on a sample of undergraduate students and investigated a possible association between musical expertise and increased cognitive ability. A sample of 10 musicians and 10 non-musicians that consented to participation were asked to complete the Mental Rotations Task (MRT). Once all twenty were completed, the data were compiled and evaluated. Results found that musicians significantly outperformed non-musicians on the MRT, thus supporting our hypothesis that musicians outperform non-musicians on cognitive tasks.

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Halie Liles

Undergraduate, Campbell University

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Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT
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