We all know music is good for you but over the next few weeks we’re going to be using our #WednesdayWisdom posts to share with you the underlying reasons.
1. Music is good for the brain.
Studies have shown that musicians have more white matter in their corpus callosum, the bundle of neural wires connecting the brain’s two hemispheres.
This means that there is a greater level of communication between the brain’s creative right side and its analytic left side. This, in turn, can translate into many cerebral benefits, including faster communication within the brain and greater creative problem-solving abilities.
The downside, however, is that not all musicians get an equal benefit from this as both age and the amount of playing time plays a factor. This means that those who start playing an instrument at a young age, and those who practice more, build a better, stronger, bridge between the two hemisphere.