We’ve been talking lately about research, exercises, and techniques anyone can use to boost overall brain health.
But did you know, there’s one activity that has been demonstrated to enhance function in multiple areas of the brain. And when I tell you what it is, you’ll probably regret not practicing the piano (or clarinet) the way your parents told you to. Or, maybe you’ll pat yourself on the back for sticking with it.
According to Anita Collins, PhD, Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Education at the University of Canberra, Australia, listening to music causes multiple areas of your brain to become active and engaged.[bctt tweet=”… playing a musical instrument can truly get the party started in the brain. @RuthBuczynski”]
But actually playing a musical instrument can truly get the party started.
Check out the video below – it’s just about 4 minutes long.
For more effective, practical ways to change your brain (or help your clients do so), take a look at our Practical Brain Science series – click here to learn more.
What impact do you think a greater emphasis on playing, or even listening to music could have in your life – or in the lives of your clients? Please leave a comment below.