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Abstract #4245

Increased Cross Sectional Area of Genu & Splenium of Corpus Callosum in Professional Musicians Compared to Amateur Musicians & Controls

Ihssan Abdulkareem1, Vanessa Sluming2

1Magnetic Resonance & Image Analysis Research Centre-Liverpool University, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom; 2Liverpool University

Professional musicians have significantly larger cross sectional areas of both genu and splenium of corpus callosum compared to amateur musicians and controls. This might suggest use-dependant adaptation in response to skill-acquisition.