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Lawrence Chen in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience

As reported in the Huffington Post, research on perfect pitch involving Baggett alumnus Lawrence Chen was recently published in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. The article ("Valproate reopens critical-period learning of absolute pitch" by Judit Gervain, Bradley W. Vines, Lawrence M. Chen, Rubo J. Seo, Takao K. Hensch, Janet F. Werker and Allan H. Young) reports that "adult men who took valproate (VPA) (a HDAC inhibitor) learned to identify pitch significantly better than those taking placebo—evidence that VPA facilitated critical-period learning in the adult human brain."