Last week, my friend Mauro sent me this TEDEd video clip about how playing a musical instrument has a profound impact on the brain. It turns out that playing music engages almost every part of your brain simultaneously! As a musician, I found this fascinating and wanted to share it with our readers.
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. – Anita Collins
Check it out!
Thumbnail is a capture from the video.