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Ongoing History Daily: The grooving grey matter of guitarists

Scientists in Germany found something interesting. When guitarists get together in a groove, their brains sync up. 

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin measured brain wave responses of guitar players who were jamming together.  They found that their brains synced up in places that regulated movement.  This could explain why jamming guitarists sometimes move in tandem when they’re playing onstage.  It’s a completely unconscious yet physical response. 

This could also explain why two people who are really into each other dance so well together.  I don’t know what you can do with that, but there you go….

If you missed yesterday’s Ongoing History Daily post, you missed some weird Red Hot Chili Peppers facts.

Alan Cross

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