For musicians — professional or recreational — playing music helps brain functioning, studies show. It can improve “selective attention,” reveals a study by Yunxin Wang, from the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning at Beijing Normal University in China. Wang presented the findings in San Diego at the Neuroscience 2013 conference in November 2013.
A 2007 study by the Stanford University School of Medicine also found that music can improve attention span as well as memory.
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