I ran across this infographic about music and the brain, and it reminded me that one of my goals in taking up an instrument just shy of forty is maintaining my gray matter. As we age our brains stagnate – it’s just a fact of nature. Keeping it active is important – all sorts of studies show that active minds stave off the evils of brain aging. Now, I am not going to vouch for the absolute veracity of these statistics on brain matters – as a species, we are incredibly ignorant about our neurobiology – but the results of these sorts of studies are getting to be pretty darn conclusive – making music makes our brains work better. The infographic came via curiosity.com, and the site also presents a video that elucidates in a pop sort of way some of these phenomena.
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