Musicians have better memory than nonmusicians: A meta-analysis.

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Talamini, Francesca; Altoè, Gianmarco; Carretti, Barbara; Grassi, Massimo;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 12, issue 10 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186773, pmc: PMC5648224
  • Subject: Music Cognition | Research Article | Memory | Cognitive Psychology | Mathematics | Learning | Mathematical and Statistical Techniques | Long-Term Memory | Physical Sciences | Psychology | Working Memory | Sensory Perception | Statistics (Mathematics) | Biology and Life Sciences | Cognition | Neuroscience | Research and Analysis Methods | Meta-Analysis | Medicine | Short-Term Memory | Q | R | Learning and Memory | Music Perception | Social Sciences | Science | Cognitive Neuroscience | Statistical Methods | Cognitive Science

Background Several studies have found that musicians perform better than nonmusicians in memory tasks, but this is not always the case, and the strength of this apparent advantage is unknown. Here, we conducted a meta-analysis with the aim of clarifying whether musician... View more
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