Soon, tone deaf could become musical geniuses too

ANI| Last Updated: Dec 30, 2013, 12:08 PM IST
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Washington: Researchers have suggested that a little bit of neural tweaking in adulthood, the part of brain that makes understanding music so tough can be fixed.

In the study, researchers gave adult mice " histone-deacetylase" or HDAC inhibitors - used as mood stabilizers and anti-epileptics - and found that the animals began exhibiting perfect-pitch qualities, Mashable reported.

The same drugs were then given to adult men, who then suddenly began identifying pitches that they couldn't before.

Apparently, these HDAC inhibitors allow the brain to learn something, which it would be incapable of after reaching puberty.