ave you ever wonder what does playing a musical instrument do in our brain?
Neuroscinetists did a research to observe the effects of playing music on the brain. they used MRI to observe the brain activity of the musician while playing a music and interestingly, they found some fireworks happening in the brain. those fireworks showed that playing a music makes all part of the brain be involved and engaged, especially, visual, auditory and motor parts.
Furthermore, for playing a musical instrument , you need to follow some rules which makes your brain function well in other activities. Neuroscientists compared the brain of listeners to players and they found that the major difference is that playing a musical instrument needs motor skills that are controlled in both hemispheres. For this reason, playing a musical instrument is like doing a whole-body work out.
Moreover, playing a music will activate and combine both hemispheres of your brain; left hemisphere which is for following disciplines and doing mathematical tasks, however, right hemisphere is the part for creativity and emotions. you need both skills in playing an instrument. Therefore, playing a music increases the activity of the bridge between two hemispheres in the brain.
This increase allows messages to pass through those two hemispheres faster and makes musicians solve problems easier and faster.
Recent study showed that playing a music has a positive effect on memory too. studies showed that musicians have a great ability in creating, storing and retrieving information compare to other people.
To conclude, playing a musical instrument has a positive effect on our brain. by playing a music, you will be smarter. in other words, you would be able to make a right decision in your life.
written by: Sogand Goharpey