Cellists can live longer than rock musicians [study]

If you’re thinking of becoming a professional musician, and you’re keen on a long lifespan, then you might like to examine a 2014 paper published in the journal Advances in Gerontology. Researchers G.M. Zharinov and V.N. Anisimov [pictured] (of the Russian Scientific Center of Radiology and Surgery Technologies and the Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, […]

Playing a cello (inside an MRI scanner)

Performing a quasi-real-time fMRI scan of a performing cellist presents considerable problems to researchers. Aside from the extreme lack of space, if the cello had any metallic components it could present a danger anywhere near the über magnets of an operational MRI machine. Such considerations have prompted a research team from the Input Devices and […]