Some of you will be leaving town during our PLEDGE TO PLAY: 10 MInutes A Day. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do your 10 minutes each day! Researchers at Harvard demonstrated that even just imagining playing the piano activates the same part of the brain as when you actually play!
One group of volunteers played a 5-finger exercise over the course of a week, while the other group merely imagined moving their fingers to play the same exercise. Though the group that actually played the piano had a greater brain benefit, by the end of the week, the same part of the brain in both groups had been significantly impacted.
Remember Professor Harold Hill taught music by “the think system” in the musical, The Music Man? Maybe he was onto something!
Please watch a wonderful 3 minute video called: The Scientific Power of Thought to learn more about this wonderful phenomenon!!
With love and music, Gaili
Author, Upper Hands Piano: A Method for Adults 50+ to SPARK the Mind, Heart and Soul
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2 Replies to “THE THINK SYSTEM!”
I luv this email,in the past, when I have had an MRI,I find things to
‘think’ about while inside, ie: the best game of golf I ever had was in an MRI machine,since I started piano lessons I have played incredible pieces during dental appointments!!!!!
Haha! It’s great that you’re able to imagine vivdly. For many it takes practice to really see and hear something imaginary.