A new study by the Rotman Research Institute in Canada, led by Dr. Gavin Bidelman, suggests that music lessons taken in high school could have some seriously long-lasting effects. Researchers observed that individuals who practiced a musical instrument during their adolescence and kept it up for at least a decade exhibited better cognitive functions in older age. The reason for this seems to be that musical training has a protective effect on the brain.
The Journal of Neuroscience: http://www.jneurosci.org/content/35/3/1240
|BENEFIT:||Cognitive function older years|
|TARGET GROUP:||Older people|
|TYPE OF STUDY:||Academic research|
|PERIOD OF STUDY:||Unknown|