Navigation Links
Music makes you smarter
Date:10/26/2009

Regularly playing a musical instrument changes the anatomy and function of the brain and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills.

There is growing evidence that musicians have structurally and functionally different brains compared with non-musicians. In particular, the areas of the brain used to process music are larger or more active in musicians. Even just starting to learn a musical instrument can changes the neurophysiology of the brain.

Lutz Jncke, a member of Faculty of 1000 Medicine, proposes using music in neuropsychological therapy, for example to improve language skills, memory, or mood. In a review for Faculty of 1000 Biology Reports, an online publication in which leading researchers highlight advances in their field, Jncke summarizes recent studies of professional musicians.

The brain regions involved in music processing are also required for other tasks, such as memory or language skills. "If music has such a strong influence on brain plasticity," writes Jncke, "this raises the question of whether this effect can be used to enhance cognitive performance."

Several studies indeed show that musical practice increases memory and language skills, and Jncke suggests expanding this field: "Hopefully, the current trend in the use of musicians as a model for brain plasticity will continue ... and extend to the field of neuropsychological rehabilitation."


'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Pogonowski
press@f1000.com
Faculty of 1000: Biology and Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Independence Blue Cross Makes Music for Members Ears
2. Giving emergency nurses aromatherapy massages with music dramatically reduced stress levels
3. Giving emergency nurses aromatherapy massages with music dramatically reduced stress levels
4. Music Training Helps Gets People Talking
5. "High School Musicals" Corbin Bleu Joins Colgate-Palmolive, United Way and Miami-Dade Elementary School Students for Dental Health Challenge
6. Country Music Star Sara Evans Hosts Online Auction for National Eating Disorders Association
7. American Idol Star Elliott Yamin and Music Legend Gloria Gaynor To Perform at AnthemLIVE!
8. The Eyes of Christmas: Top Stars Telecast 12 Hours of Holiday Music and Memories for the Visually Impaired to Over 80 Million Homes on Multiple Cable Networks
9. Stimulating muscles may improve musicians dystonia
10. Former Sufferer of Rare Disease Called Musicogenic Epilepsy Thanks LIJ Medical Team That Ended Her Seizures and Gave Her Back the Gift of Music
11. 32-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor, Fashion Model Featured in Benefit Concert Music of the Light at Skirball Cultural Center
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ... Payment Models (APMs) in 2017. Clinicians who participate in APMs are paid for the ... of the Administration’s effort to build a system that delivers better care and one ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Wells Pharmacy Network announced ... their 503A compounding pharmacy located in Ocala, Florida. , Meeting the Needs ... throughout the United States for high-quality human anti-aging and wellness compounded medications, ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... LabRoots , the leading provider ... world, announces the launch of its newly redesigned website. The sleek new design ... and trending news, vital information on upcoming virtual events and webinars, all while ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Cosmetic Town, an online plastic surgery community, begins 2017 ... it easier for their readers to get the information they desire. The procedures are ... the techniques used on those particular areas. , “We are excited to streamline our ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... the American Board of Dermatology and fellowship trained Mohs and cosmetic surgeon. After ... of Health, Dr. Li completed his internship in internal medicine at the Emory ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- The Global Therapy Partnering Terms and Agreements since ... and agreements entered into by the world,s leading healthcare ... deals by value - Deals listed by company A-Z, ... report provides understanding and access to the partnering deals ... companies. The report provides an analysis of partnering ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 2017 The drug delivery technology market is ... USD 1,179.20 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of ... chronic diseases, increasing demand for biologics, technological advancements, and ... of this market. Whereas, self-administration & home care and ... growth opportunities for players operating in this market. On ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017  EnteroMedics Inc. ... medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, ... the pricing of an underwritten public offering of ... to deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering ... is comprised of Class A Units, priced at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: