A study by staff at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and the University of Texas, raises the possibility that musical training may help offset age-related declines in brain volume in older adults.
Researchers from the University of Geneva and Université de Lausanne in Switzerland have found that formal, intensive, musical instrument training in a group setting in primary schools can enhance their cognitive development.
A new meta-study by the University of Padua in northern Italy has found that musicians have better memories than non-musicians.
Danish researchers have just started testing a hypothesis that children with musical skills such as rhythm and melody also develop stronger memories.
Professor Nadine Gaab has shown that people who play a musical instrument regularly have higher executive function (EF) skills than non-musicians.