How Music Strengthens the Brain

Learning music can help fortify neural pathways associated with cognitive function and could help to stave off dementia, researchers report.

Music soothes, energizes and inspires. Image is in the public domain

Music soothes, energizes and inspires. It also fortifies pathways in your brain that neurologists say can lead to a better understanding of cognition and dementia.

To help better understand how music strengthens the brain, Dr. Bernard Bendok, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, explains how music strikes a chord with researchers in this Mayo Clinic Minute.

“One of the higher functions that a human brain can engage with is the performance of music,” says Bendok. Full story.

Mayo Clinic (Neuroscience News) / August 23, 2021

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