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Neuroplasticity and making music

Most of us enter the world with the ability to hear sounds, and we don’t remember the process of learning to differentiate one sound from another or learning that certain sounds or sequences of sounds communicate thoughts, ideas, emotions. We learn to hear and respond to language without being aware that we are doing so. But if we learn a second language at a later time, we are well aware of the struggle to match sounds with meanings and context.  But what if you had to relearn how to decipher all sounds, whether it’s the doorbell or the sounds of your native language? Continue reading