How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

  • Published15 Dec 2015
  • Reviewed15 Dec 2015
  • Author Anita Collins
  • Source TED

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

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