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Music practice can sharpen the brain

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A new study concludes that people who practice playing musical instruments have sharper brains because they pick up mistakes in their performance and fix them more quickly than other people.

In other words, the more practice hours musicians had accumulated, the faster their reaction times in completing mental challenges, the better they were able to recognize and correct mistakes, and the less likely they were to go back and adjust their responses when they made mistakes.

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5 people think this is good

  • Mike Nelson
  • Cynthia Zadick
  • Mihir Patel
  • Stef McDonald
  • Alessandra Rizzotti

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Fascinating. I did feel when I studied music that I was more conscious of mistakes- but I think because I was hard on myself, I had a really hard time feeling confident enough to practice through the mistakes and learn from them.