How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins

How Music and Instruments Benefit Our Brains

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24 thoughts on “How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins

  1. 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. 

  2. 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 more: Neuroscientists have found that some of these aspects of
    mental work are different from any other activity studied, including
    playing sports or engaging in various creative pursuits.

    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. 

  3. How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins
    All children should practice an instrument!
    thank younnTED-Ed

  4. O simples fato de ouvir música ativa diversas áreas do seu cérebro, mas
    quando você toca um instrumento a atividade é tão intensa que é como se
    existissem fogos de artifício em plena explosão. E, como você deve
    imaginar, todo esse estímulo tem consequências positivas.

    Por Anita Collins, animação de Sharon Colman Graham.
    ****Ah, e não se esqueça de ativar as legendas!!!!

  5. *Do your brain a favour – play some music*
    *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.*

    #music #molly #brain #workout 

  6. Los beneficios y estímulos de la impresionante orquesta de nuestro cerebro,
    al tocar un instrumento. Anita Collins explica los fuegos artificiales que
    se disparan en el cerebro de los músicos cuando juegan, y examina algunos
    de los efectos positivos a largo plazo de este entrenamiento mental, que
    aporta beneficios en la planificación, formulación de estrategias, atención
    detallada y cuando se requiere análisis simultáneo de los aspectos
    cognitivos y emocionales. #aprendizaje #instrumentomusical

  7. #music #playinganinstrument

    Fascinating!

    “Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout… Playing an
    instrument engages practically every area of the brain at once — especially
    the visual, auditory, and motor cortices. And, as in any other workout,
    disciplined, structured practice in playing music strengthens those brain
    functions, allowing us to apply that strength to other activities… Playing
    music has been found to increase the volume and activity in the brain’s
    corpus callosum — the bridge between the two hemispheres — allowing
    messages to get across the brain faster and through more diverse routes.
    This may allow musicians to solve problems more effectively and creatively,
    in both academic and social settings.

    Because making music also involves crafting and understanding its emotional
    content and message, musicians also have higher levels of executive
    function — a category of interlinked tasks that includes planning,
    strategizing, and attention to detail, and requires simultaneous analysis
    of both cognitive and emotional aspects.

    This ability also has an impact on how our memory systems work. And,
    indeed, musicians exhibit enhanced memory functions — creating, storing,
    and retrieving memories more quickly and efficiently. Studies have found
    that musicians appear to use their highly connected brains to give each
    memory multiple tags, such as a conceptual tag, an emotional tag, an audio
    tag, and a contextual tag — like a good internet search engine.”

  8. *How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins | TED-Ed*

    *’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. ‘*

    http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins
    

  9. You’ve probably heard here and there that playing an instrument is good for
    your brain. But why? And how? This nice little animated video explains how
    the brain benefits if you pick up an instrument and start playing. The
    benefits explained in this video are true for all kinds of instruments, not
    only traditional and common instruments.

    http://youtu.be/R0JKCYZ8hng

    #playinganinstrument 

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