A musician is more likely to be in touch with human emotions, finds a new study at Northwestern University’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory. Neuroscientist Nina Kraus of the university's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory explains how musical training sensitizes people to everything from a baby's cry to a comedian's one-liners. Also joining us is Dave Soldier, a musician and neuroscientist at Columbia University
Tell us: Are you a musician? Do you work or live with one? Do you think musicians have a heightened sensitivity to emotion?
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