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Dr Zhanglei  published a parper named: Successful Aging of Musicians: Preservation of Sensorimotor Regions Aids Speech-in-noise Perception in the April 28 issue of Science Advances, highlights potential neural mechanisms that could help to explain mounting evidence that suggests short- and long-term musical training in older adults may improve speech-in-noise perception the ability to discern speech over background noise.

This paper revealed that, older musicians around 65 years old outperformed older non-musicians of the same age and performed similarly to younger non-musicians during audiovisual speech-in-noise perception tasks, . Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans indicated that older musicians preserved neural function in sensorimotor brain regions and enhanced activity in overlapping regions involved with auditory, visual and motor processing.

This study was reported by  the American Association for the Advancement of Science—AAAS and 中国科学报.