Can learning to play a musical instrument, especially at a young age, have benefits for the brain? A growing body of work suggests it can.
The neurological connections between musical training and language development is the subject of the latest story in our series "Brain Matters: Reporting from the Frontlines of Neuroscience."
WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer has details.
George Hicks, WBUR reporter.
- "In a study published last month, Nadine Gaab and her team at Boston Children's Hospital delineated a connection — in both children and adults — between learning to play an instrument and improved executive functioning, like problem-solving, switching between tasks and focus."
This article was originally published on July 17, 2014.
This segment aired on July 17, 2014.