Music and the Brain

Posted by Devi Thavaratnam on

Many studies have been conducted on the effects of music to the brain. Scientists say that children who are exposed to music, or those who play an instrument, do better in school than those who don’t. Recent research suggests exposure to music making does benefit a child when learning to read, as well as the IQ and the development of certain parts of the brain.

Using fingers work the area called Borca in the brain’s hemisphere, and this same area also works the language skill. In other words, playing an instrument does stimulate this area and enhances communication skills.

Adults can benefit from learning to play an instrument too, because it helps the mind to be alert, remain active and think sequentially, this eventually helps to sharpen the mind.

When adults do take up playing an instrument, there are many reasons; one of it could be to relax after work. There could be a sense of achievement learning an instrument. Whatever the reason may be, playing and instrument will do what it is supposed to do.

Reunited: A Short Film about Music and the Human Spirit

The subject is serious but a light approach in presenting what is being taught would motivate anyone to learn.


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