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Neuroscience research shows that playing music can protect brain health

Latest research by Canadian cognitive neuroscientists Bayer uncovers why playing musical instruments can protect brain health by helping older adults hold on to their listening skills and reducing the effects of age-related cognitive decline. Previous studies into the effects of music on mood shows that there is a growing body of work being published in neuroscience and medical journals arguing for the use of music to aide patient’s recovery, brain health, and well-being, and particularly that music can be used to promote the well-being of normally healthy individuals, claiming that music can positively influence all five of the factors affecting well-being (Positive emotion, relationships, engagement, achievement, and meaning), and as a result, there is compelling evidence that music can positively contribute to the well-being and happiness of a person’s life. (more…)