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Playing an Instrument is REALLY GOOD for Your Brain

We all know that music has the power to do many things. It transcends time, it changes moods, fills you with emotions and can create great joy in our world. 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.