A few years ago, I read a book on neuroscience, specifically, how your body changes when you play music. For instance, the area of th ebrain in charge of fine motor co-ordination of a pianist is over developed on both sides of the brain, but a violinist is only over developed on the right side (corresponding to the left hand fine motor control). It makes me wonder what else my body does to accommodate my violin playing. My left hand spread is nearly 180 degrees with no stretching at all. I've made an (unattractive) layer of subcutaneous fat under my right chin (that my doctor has confirmed is not cancerous). Just out of curiosity, what 'superpowers' have you developed as a violin player? (I can also tell which neighbor is mowing the lawn based on what pitch I hear).
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