I recently came upon this Ted Ed lesson on how playing an instrument is like fireworks going off in your brain!
Through delightful animation, Anita Collins shows us that playing a musical instrument gives a huge boost to our brains.
She tells us that “disciplined, structured practice strengthens brain functions, allowing us to apply that strength to other activities.”
If you ever wondered why it’s so difficult learning to play the piano, consider this: “Playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of the brain at once.” [We piano players leave crossword puzzle solvers and new language learners in our dust!]
PLAYING MUSIC IS THE BRAIN’S EQUIVALENT OF A FULL BODY WORKOUT
Click below to watch the 4:44 minute video. I know you’ll enjoy it!
With love and music, Gaili