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Old 15-02-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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It's about learning to play music, but I think it's relevant to anything skilled, motor-wise, like manual handling. And I should think the cognitive evaluative zone needs to be fed simultaneously or it will fill up its hunger with nonsense.
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interesting. 10k hours is being challenged interesting to see the learning windows getting it too
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Diane , a friend sent a similar link . Fascinating esp the studies with owls . I think this article and optimism is so relevant for re learning and promoting the idea of neuroplasticity.
Learning music is transformative and I would recommend it to anyone . The comment on your link is the usual one of not being possible to be a virtuoso --who cares, the message is that change enjoyment and developing a meaningful life is.
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Great article,

And so relevent to changing brains and pain. Go slowly, take care, pay attention and gently push yourself.
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