How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

This video has been around for a while, but I just recently discovered it and wanted to share it with as many people as I could, so here you go!

What I found really interesting is the difference that actually PLAYING an instrument makes, above and beyond just LISTENING to music:

  • Better memory
  • Better problem-solving skills
  • Increased communication between brain hemispheres
  • Improved planning skills and attention to detail

These benefits seem to be unique to playing and learning music and are not associated with any other type of activity – for example, sports or even other artistic activities.

So, watch this video, then get back to the piano! 🙂

 

One thought on “How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

  1. This ability also has an impact on how our memory systems work. And, indeed, musicians exhibit enhanced memory functions — creating, storing, and retrieving memories more quickly and efficiently.

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