Taking Music Lessons As A Child Could Physically Change Your Brain

The thesis was based on the results of two studies, which showed that people who listened to music also felt positive emotions. “But it should be pointed out that when studying emotional responses to music it is important to remember that all people do not respond in the exact same way to a piece of music and that one individual can respond differently to the same piece of music at different times, depending on both individual and situational factors,” thesis author Marie Helsing said in a statement. “To get the positive effects of music, you have to listen to music that you like.” Helps During Surgery Listening to music while lying on the operating table could help to lower stress, TIME reported. The research, conducted by Cleveland Clinic researchers, included patients — mostly with Parkinson’s disease — as they were undergoing brain surgery.
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Childhood Music Lessons Could Benefit Your Brain Later On

guitars And “the more music training during childhood, the better the verbal memory,” study researcher Agnes S. Chan, PhD, a psychologist at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told WebMD. “This strongly implies that the better verbal memory in children with music training is not simply a matter of differences in age, education level, or their family’s socioeconomic characteristics.” Protects The Aging Brain Having musical training could protect your mental sharpness in old age, according to a 2011 study in the journal Neuropsychology. HealthDay reported on the study of 70 people ages 60 to 83, with varying levels of music experience.
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