How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | musician

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.



via How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins | TED-Ed.