Most of us have noticed that music has an effect on our mood, motivation, energy, and other things. But recent studies show that music — specifically music lessons — actually shapes the brain and strengthens the links between neurons. Among other studies, a recent one by Dr. Frank Wilson, an assistant clinical professor of neurology at the University of California School of Medicine, shows that learning to play an instrument affects the development of the brain and the neurological system. Recent brain scan research at UCLA also shows that music involves function in both brain hemispheres — more than any other activity studied.
Want a stronger brain? Give it a good workout by playing music!
Read more at the ZOEN Blog.
(Link courtesy of NAMM Daily News)