Special Issue: The Heavily Connected Brain (7 of 7) (audio) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption Dr. Robert Zatorre of the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University discusses factors that influence plasticity of the brain, focusing on how these factors influence skill in processing speech and music. This podcast relates to a paper that appeared in the 1 Nov., 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Robert J. Zatorre at McGill University in Montreal, QC, Canada, was titled, "Predispositions and Plasticity in Music and Speech Learning: Neural Correlates and Implications." Credit [Podcast copyright Science/AAAS] Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the podcast when publishing. This podcast may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.