November 25, 2017
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Sting's Musical Mind Revealed by Brain Scan

(Reuters)


A cognitive psychologist in Montreal wanted to see how the musical mind responds to different compositions, so he looked inside Sting's brain. Musician Sting recently lent his brain to science.

MRI scans revealed his brain's response to different songs. Sting listened to Piazzolla's 'Libertango' and the Beatles' 'Girl' which may seem different to the untrained ear. But both are in minor keys and have similar melodic motifs.

Sting's brain recognized this..

Neuroscientists say the research will help them study how people organize their mind and and find connections between seemingly different thoughts or sounds.