Gary Marcus: Guitar Zero And The Science Of Learning (VIDEO)

03/12/2012 07:35 am ET | Updated May 09, 2012
  • Cara Santa Maria Science correspondent, Huffington Post; editor, Talk Nerdy to Me

Do you want to learn how to play an instrument but think that you "can't teach an old dog new tricks?" Then you'd be interested in what Gary Marcus has to say. He's a psychology professor at New York University and author of the book Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning.

Gary is an expert on learning processes and as someone who taught himself to play guitar at the age of 38, I thought his perspective would be interesting. So, I sat down with him to discuss how we learn music at different life stages and just how music affects our brains.

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