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Scientists studied Sting’s brain—and here’s what they found

Scientists studied Sting’s brain—and here’s what they found

Earlier this year, 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting was in Montreal for a concert. While he was there, he agreed to have his brain scanned by researchers who wanted to understand how he relates and classifies music.

To the average listener, certain songs might seem like they have nothing in common. But when Sting listened to two seemingly unrelated songs (like the Beatles’ “Girl” and Piazzola’s “Libertango”), brain scans unveiled the connections that Sting was able to hear, such as tempo, melodic motifs and what key the songs are in.

A paper about the research was published in “Neurocase.”

To read more about the fascinating study, click here.

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