I see only two relevant references in the article.
Sandro Pasquali

Hmmm… I think the article makes the opposite point: that it is practice, conditioning, and neuroplasticity which makes programmer’s brains different — not that some people have an innate ability that others lack, making some people unsuitable programmers.

In other words, regardless of your background, put in the work and your brain will wire itself for the work.

And maybe playing an instrument will help, since it seems to flex similar mental muscles.

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