Scientists have known for a while that music has its own special repository in our brains. Musical memories are stored in a completely different area than what we remember from day-to-day existence. Why? No one is really sure.
Now neuroscientist boffins at MIT have found a group of neurons that light up when we hear singing. Not music in general. Just singing.
“These neurons, found in the auditory cortex, appear to respond to the specific combination of voice and music, but not to either regular speech or instrumental music. Exactly what they are doing is unknown and will require more work to uncover, the researchers say.”
You can read the whole original article at MIT News.