Sight dominates sound in music competition judging – by Melissa Hogenboom

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Classical music winner

Winning a classical music competition is not just down to the performer's musical prowess, a new study suggests.  An artist's stage presence could be even more important when it comes to evaluating a recital.

The research, published in the PNAS journal, found that people shown silent videos of piano competitions could pick out the winners more often than those who could also hear the music.

It underlines the dominance of our sense of vision, say scientists.

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