In this highly informative short video created for TED-Ed, Dr. Collins and animator Sharon Colman Graham cleverly sum up how playing an instrument benefits your brain and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this.
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.
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