Watch This: Boost Your Brain by Playing an Instrument

Music cello
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Neuroscientists who monitor brains in real time have discovered that simply listening to music causes multiple parts of the brain to light up. But playing an instrument is even better – “the equivalent of a full-body workout,” according to this TED-Ed video.

Watch the video to learn how playing an instrument strengthens the brain in ways that benefit you long after you pack up the guitar or walk away from the piano.

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