Refer to the article today The Sun, published that, three studies presented at the recent meeting of the society for Neuroscience in San Diego, California, found that learning to play music can enhance a young persons ability to processes information.
They said, playing musical instrument can cause fundamental changes in a child’s brain and could improve the brains functioning far into adulthood.
In addition, music training can effect children’s brain if they began prior to the age of seven and it can enhance connectivity between region of the brains associated with creativity.
According to the interview by The Sun, “music must provide an alternative access into a broken or dysfunctional system within the brain,” said Gottfried Schlaug, director of the music and Neuroimaging Laboratory at Harvard Medical School, at the conference.
“It changes the brain and these brain changes could lead to cognitive advances as well,” Wang Yun-xin of Beijing Normal University, head researcher of one of the studies told The Guardian.
In that study, researcher took brain scans of 48 Chinese adults aged between 19 and 21, who had a year of music training as children.
The team found that brain regions related of hearing and self-awareness were larger in those who had begun their musical training before age seven.
They conclude the study with another study, Swedish researcher performed MRI scans of 39 pianist as they played a 12 key piano keyboard. Piano players showed more connectivity between three major regions of the brain’s frontal lobe when they improvised music, said lead autgor Ana Pinho of Stocjholm’s Karolinska Institute.