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How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Your brain is a muscle. When you give it more challenging exercises, you’re strengthening your brain’s abilities to learn and grow. Now add some music to the mix:

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout.

Find out how the brain is positively affected in the long term by learning an instrument in this TED Ed lesson by Anita Collins: How playing an instrument benefits your brain.

Update: How music lessons can improve language skills.

In the archives: more instruments and more from TED Ed.

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