Yup, We’re Different!

I’ve always known that I’m “different,” and I recently read an article that might explain why.

I’m a pianist. And I’ve been one since I was old enough to pull myself up onto the creaky chair at the piano in my parents’ living room in Yerevan, Armenia.

What makes us pianists different from other people, and, specifically, from other musicians? Our brains work in a unique way, thanks to the demands that learning to play the piano place on our cognitive processes.

I’m not a scientist, though I do love science. So, I will summarize the findings stated in the article in my own, musician-brained, way. Continue reading “Yup, We’re Different!” »