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Why Musicians Have Better Memory

Research is revealing a link between musicians and memory skills. What does that mean for the rest of us?

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IIt’s a familiar story to fans of classical music: You take a novice to a piano concert, where you revel in the majesty of the music and the virtuosity of the performer. Afterwards, you discover your friend has also been awed — but for…

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Tom Jacobs

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Tom Jacobs is a California-based journalist who focuses on psychology, behavior, creativity, and the arts. He was the senior staff writer of Pacific Standard.

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