Playing musical instrument boosts brain's audio-motor connect

Playing musical instrument boosts brain

Is your son or daughter keen on learning to play a guitar or piano? Allow them, as according to a study, playing any musical instrument throughout life may help improve the connection between the brain's hearing area and the motor zone.The findings showed that musical training produces an increase in audio-motor interactions in the right hemisphere at rest.Read also:23% of heart failure patients die within a year of diagnosis

According to a Research:

  • Maraa Angeles Palomar-Garcia, researcher at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Spain.
  • Said,this indicates that when a musician trains and spends many years learning to play a musical instrument.
  • There are more effective connections between the auditory and motor systems.
  • In addition, which are the regions mainly involved in playing an instrument.
  • Furthermore, the research also revealed an adaptation in musicians' brain areas responsible for controlling hand movement.
  • Specifically, participants with musical training had reduced connectivity between the motor regions that control both hands.
  • But may have greater autonomy between their hands.
  • This, may reflect a greater skill with both hands for these musicians, compared to the participants who had no musical training.
  • Due to the need to use both hands in an independent and coordinated way to play their instrument,Palomar-Garcia explained.
  • For the study, published in the journal Cerebral Cortex.
  • The team studied the impact of music training on the brain through both functional and structural images of the brain in rest through high field magnetic resonance imaging.
  • The study also revealed a degree of brain plasticity, which indicates that the brain is able to adapt itself.
  • Studies on brain plasticity associated with learning are fundamental to understanding the factors that determine the flexibility of the brain to adapt to a particular situation.
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