Music lessons contribute to the development of the brain upper-form pupils

Usually children start to attend music school at the same age and educational or even a little early. And scientists from the U.S. believe that it is possible to start actively doing music in high school – it’s good for brain development.

Of course, the person who first picked up a musical instrument at the age of 14, 15 or even 16 years of age will never be an outstanding performer, but music lessons will greatly improve his hearing, the possession of speech and enhance learning ability.

The latter property is very useful both to students of universities, and the acquisition of a working profession – to such conclusion the American scientists from northwestern University (Northwestern University).

They are over 2 years 2 groups were observed of pupils of the same age, of 40 men each. One group worked in a special program, involves improving the physical fitness of children to subsequent admission to the military schools.
And the students from the second group 3 times a week, learned to play various musical instruments – each session lasted at least 1.5 hours.

Regular examination of the brain of all participants using functional magnetic resonance imaging showed that “musicians” brain development occurred significantly faster compared with the future officers.

In addition, study participants who learned to play musical instruments, had more acute hearing and better owned speaking.

Previously, canadian researchers from the research center Rothman in the city of Toronto (Rotman Research Institute at Toronto) has proved that people involved in childhood music in old age remains increased activity of the brain. This reduces the risk of developing senile dementia.

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