Think about a band with two guitarists, say Keith and Ronnie, and how they play so well together and pick up on each other’s cues. They could be reading each others minds.
According to researches at Vanderbilt University in Germany guitarists literally have the ability to synchronize their brains while playing. They had 12 pairs of guitarists play the same piece of music while having their brains scanned. They found that the guitarists’ neural networks would synchronize not only while playing, but even slightly before. Suggesting guitarists can read each others’ minds better than they can read music.
“It happens in the areas of the brain that deal with music production and social cognition, so it makes a real difference in how tight a band sounds. When people talk about a band’s chemistry, this may well be what they’re seeing. It also explains why brothers are the core duo in so many famous rock bands.”