Why Play?

Music Brain


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.  What’s going on?  Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

Source:  ‘How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain’, TED Ed Website (Lesson by Anita Collins & Animation by Sharon Colman Graham)

*** Well worth watching! ***