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10/13/2009 12:58 PM ID: 81131 Permalink   

Scientists Find Juggling Rewires the Brain

 

Neuroscientists at the University of Oxford have studied 48 healthy young adults who couldn't juggle to see how the practice of juggling challenges and changes the white matter in the brain.

Half of the participants were involved in a six week training course to help them learn to juggle and were also encouraged to train 30 minutes a day. FMRI scans were taken before and after they'd learned to juggle.

The group that had learned to juggle showed significant changes in white matter, which are the long nerve fibres that carry signals between nerve cells and also connect up the various areas of the brain.

 
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Playing orchestral/band music. Reading music whilst making complex (and often contrary) motions with your hands, as well as watching the conductor and section leader in your peripheral vision for visual cues and listening to the rest of the ensemble for aural cues - then interpreting those signs to tell you when to make those complex motions. That shit ain't easy.
 
  by: gimboid   10/13/2009 02:05 PM     
  @gimboid  
 
I played the tuba and the piano and you are definitely right about that! Juggling seems easier tho so...
 
  by: nimira     10/13/2009 03:42 PM     
  Hmm  
 
Not sure about that. I can play sax and guitar, and have played both in professional bands, but I can't juggle...
 
  by: p_g_chris   10/14/2009 01:48 AM     
  Wicked  
 
I knew there was a reason I devoted countless hours of my life to throwing stuff in the air, and making a job out of it for a few years as a teenager. Not only does it improve your brain, it pads out your wallet quite well too.
 
  by: sprog   10/14/2009 01:51 AM     
  That is  
 
Fascinating!
 
  by: captainJane     10/14/2009 02:38 AM     
  Step 2:  
 
Juggle the orchestra instruments!
 
  by: chimmy420   10/14/2009 03:42 AM     
  @gimboid  
 
That's intense! And to think I was arguing with someone just the other day about how "rap takes talent".....uhhh, yeah....big bird can rhyme too.
 
  by: rippler2k3   10/14/2009 06:13 AM     
  Juggling  
 
I learned to juggle (three balls) in about thirty minutes. Next stop: 5 balls. I need more headroom though...
 
  by: ub3rtristan   10/14/2009 06:40 AM     
  I  
 
Love Jug(s) gles..

{Sowyy couldn't help it}
 
  by: skcusswentrohs     10/15/2009 04:21 PM     
  LOL  
 
I read the title as "Jiggling" and I expected the story to be about big boobs. Oh, well.
 
  by: Lurker     10/15/2009 06:46 PM     
  Juggling a piano and a tuba?  
 
@nimira, you do have talent ;-)
 
  by: Riff   10/15/2009 09:45 PM     
 
 
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