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How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 25, 2015 12:17:56 PM / by David Bandrowski

David Bandrowski

We have been letting people know the health benefits of playing an instrument (preferably the banjo) for years. Here is a great video by Anita Collins on Ted Ed that really helps to show this fact.

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.

Reap the health benefits of playing an instrument.

Lesson by Anita Collins, animation by Sharon Colman Graham.

Topics: Brain Benefits, Email Articles, Your Health

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