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Cookley violinist to take part in brain research
7:30am Tuesday 21st August 2012 in Local
A VIOLINIST from Cookley has been invited to take part in a study to determine how musicians and non-musicians hear differently.
Alice Didlick, 19, plays violin for the Ray of Light Orchestra in London and hopes to attend a music college in the capital next year.
The study is being held at Birkbeck, University of London where doctors hope to show how non-violinists and violinists respond differently due to their training and experience with music.
Miss Didlick will be attending two listening sessions and an MRI scan to help with the research.
She said: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in the study as it’s not an every day opportunity for someone who lives in Cookley.”
The MRI study will determine if there are any physical brain differences between the two groups.
Miss Didlick also hopes to do some voluntary work abroad as a music tutor next year.
She added: “I’m a bit nervous about the MRI Scan, that seems slightly daunting but overall I’m excited.”