Why Playing An Instrument Is One Of The Best Things You Can Do For Your Brain

Aug 11, 2015 By Houston Barber
Remember those piano lessons you were forced to go to as a kid, and even though you hated it your parents still made you go? Well, it turns out Mom and Dad were right. New technology has shown that playing a musical instrument is one of the absolute best activities you can do to increase cognitive function. In fact, scientists have compared it to a "full body workout for your brain."

Through brain mapping technology, scientists can measure exactly what part of the brain is triggered by various activities. When someone plays a musical instrument, the entire brain is triggered. Students who play music are also notably higher performing in math and reading.
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