Musical Creativity, Brain Structure, and Education

Funding detail: 
NEA Research Grant
University of New Mexico Main Campus
Principal Investigator: 
David Bashwiner
Project summary: 

To support a study examining the transfer effects of music on brain anatomy and physiology among New Mexican older adolescents and adults who have shown sustained interest and success in STEM fields. The study will perform advanced statistical modeling on data from a battery of psychological tests and brain imaging studies. It will determine links between individuals' past musical experience and differences in brain structure and function.