Why would musical training benefit the neural encoding of speech? The OPERA hypothesis.

Patel, Aniruddh D.
2011

Mounting evidence suggests that musical training benefits the neural encoding of speech. This paper offers a hypothesis specifying why such benefits occur. The "OPERA" hypothesis proposes that such benefits are driven by adaptive plasticity in speech-processing networks, and that this plasticity occurs when five conditions are met. These are: (1) Overlap: there is anatomical overlap in the brain n... read more

Subjects
Speech--Study and teaching.
Music.
Neuroplasticity.
Music and language.
Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009077
Original publication
Patel AD (2011) Why would musical training benefit the neural encoding of speech? The OPERA hypothesis. Front. Psychology 2:142. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00142.
ID: tufts:17142
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