Violinist and Teacher in Tucson, AZ

Musical Performance Enhances Brain Function

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

One thing that I discovered many years ago was that many engineers and scientists are musicians. The percentage of engineers and other folks in the “hard” sciences who play a musical instrument is several time that of the general population.

I always wondered if maybe there was a cause & effect relationship…

Here is an interesting TED talk that asserts that playing a musical instrument really does enhance cognitive function. And suggests some underlying mechanisms.

And, yes music works better than other activities, such as sport or visual arts.

Very interesting short video:


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