Music Lessons Provide a Workout for the Brain

A recent Harvard Medical Study indicates once again a relationship between studying music and the development of our brains.

Earlier studies have shown that adult musicians have different brains to adult non-musicians. But the latest results settle arguments about whether the brain differences were there from birth, or developed through practice.

“This is the first paper showing differential brain development in children who learned and played a musical instrument versus those that did not,” says Gottfried Schlaug of Harvard Medical School.

Article in New Scientist posted 13 March 2009

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