Dec 04, 2013
Research continues to demonstrate that learning to play a musical instrument is good for your brain. For children, the results last a lifetime. For adults, it's never too late to start and enjoy the benefits.
Here are two links to articles from the Dana Foundation, which publishes and popularizes brain research:
Synopsis: Even if you learn an instrument as a child and don't play for decades, your hearing, attention, and cognition will be better as an older adult.
Synopsis: Music training can offset the cognitive deficits typical of children from low socio-economic status homes, resulting in better academic skills, attention, and memory.