Why Playing An Instrument Is One Of The Best Things You Can Do For Your Brain
  • 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.
          How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain - Anita Collins