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  Tickling the ivories boosts AV processing Taking weekly piano lessons can improve audio-visual (AV) processing. Having hour-long piano lessons for just 11 weeks boosts the ability to detect whether an image and sound are in sync, according to a paper published in Scientific Reports. Although musical training has already been linked to benefits, including...

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