So, a while back in the first episode of Muse TV I talked about some of the benefits of music education – one of them being how it unites the left and right sides of the brain.
Well, there’s more to the story!
In this video below, by educator Anita Collins as part of the TED ED video series, you will learn just how beneficial playing a musical instrument is to your brain function. It is like no other activity in the way that all parts of the brain are activated, such as those that govern auditory, language, memory and motor functions. It’s like a full-body workout for your grey matter!
Even listening to music causes a lot of activity but playing and practicing really set all guns ablazing! But what’s even better is that those connections in the brain are transferred to other activities so, in a way, you end up doing everything better! Pretty cool, eh?
Enjoy the video and visit http://ed.ted.com/ for more Ted Ed lessons!
Don’t forget to add your two cents (or a whole semitone if you want!) in the comments section below. Let us know what music has done for you!
Oh, and a little bit of STM news.
Doodley Doo, one of the songs from my first book for kids, Bad Moods And Seven Other Super Reasons To Sing A Silly Song, was recently featured during Canadian Music Week!
There are also hard copies available of the new book, Brain Freezes And Seven More Super Reasons To Sing A Silly Song on the STM online store. Get your copy today!
And if you are looking for an inspiring holiday gift, might I suggest A Candle At Both Ends – my first book of uplifting poetry and prose. It’s available at Radiance Gifts and The Forks Trading Company in Winnipeg or online at the STM store.
Have a great day!