How playing an instrument benefits your brain

This is a wonderful animation devised by Anita Collins of the University of Canberra. It summarises research into the effects of disciplined practice of a musical instrument on brain development and functioning and gives reasons that the musical activity may lift performance in non-music disciplines and social competence.

Go to: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins#review

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