We haven`t got any statistics to hand yet in relation to what general effect piano removal work has on the brain but we will obviously post our findings when we have them available!
Piano tuning involves listening to the sound of two notes being played simultaneously. Playing the two notes at the same time creates a wobbling sound, known as a beat – the tuners detect the minute changes in frequency of this beat and adjust the notes so they sound in tune.
Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL and Newcastle University have discovered such intense listening changes the structure of piano tuners’ brains, after testing 19 professional piano tuners and 19 controls. This includes the grey matter, where information processing takes place, and the white matter, where the nerve connections are made.