Musical training makes your brain better at paying attention

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Musical training won’t just make you cool at get-togethers — it also gives you better control and focus over your attention, new research reports.

Individuals who train in music see lasting improvements in the cognitive mechanisms that make us more attentive and harder to distract, the study reports. Trained musicians exhibit greater executive control of attention (a main component of the attentional system) than non-musicians, it explains, and this effect increases the longer they train in music. Full story.

Alexandru Micu (ZME Science) / March 27, 2019

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