Interesting article on musician's brain waves...

In my studies of neuropsychology, I've come across many references to the fact that musician's tend to have musically related brain function lateralized differently than the rest of us. Here's an article (from CNN) about another potential difference.
Let me guess, there are no brain waves!

Sorry, spent too much time working with and as one...
Seriously, after reading the article, it was pretty interesting, too bad it was so short, I would have liked a few more details!
...It's a big thing for every musician at some moment to stop concentrating on the fingers and start concentrating on the music.
Did you read the Family Weekly article several issues back, regarding those enhanced brain-pathways of not only musicians, but also of those like us who often hear music? Brain autopsies have proven that the internal "brain-cables" connecting between the cortex's are significantly/measurably enhanced within those such as ourselves. Wish I had saved the article - reason enough to listen to music, regardless of the additional benefits.
Didn't catch that. Sounds interesting though. Question is, do people with inherently larger "brain pathways" related to music end up listening to more, or does listening to music a lot strengthen those connections? If it's like everything else, it'll be a bit of both.
It was brief, I don't know what they mean by "intuitive"--I couldn't help but get the impression it was making some argument that one has to be predisposed for music and this is why the professionals are professionals and amateurs are amateurs. Something I have some reservations on. Skills are developed through practice (and passion) and may explain the brain activity change accordingly, nothing inherent. Because the reality is professional musicians practice alot--eight hours a day--they didn't just get to where they are by virtue of "natural talent" or anything like that. The research may have showed something interesting about how the brain works, but the slant the CNN article may have put on it certainly wasn't.

I played Bass Viol for 9 years and my little sister played violin for many years too. The rule of thumb her teacher gave was 2 hours a day for 6 years to master the mechanics of the fingerhand and another 2 hours a day for 6 years to master the artistry-the bowhand. So if someone starts at 6 by the time they are eighteen they'll have a shot at a good conservatory to polish up there technique a little before having a shot at an professional orchestra. Now its just rule of thumb everyone's progress will vary-but the point is there's inevitably alot of practice. She had a nice violin too, I forget the name but it was made by one of Stradivarius' apprentice's (seems the name started with a "T") and she even had a violin bow by Torte, I don't think she played on the latter though. I don't think old bows have any performance edge like an older instrument can.