Music lessons can enhance brain development, says study
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Taking music lessons can enhance brain development with young people, a new study has claimed.
The research undertaken at the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez in Mexico City examined 23 healthy children between five and six years of age who hadn’t taken any lessons before.
The study participants underwent pre- and post-musical-training evaluation. The researchers found that undertaking music lessons helped the brain develop connections quicker.
Piliar Dies-Suarez, M.D. chief radiologist at the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez in Mexico City, said: ‘It’s been known that musical instruction benefits children with these disorders.
‘but this study has given us a better understanding of exactly how the brain changes and where these new fiber connections are occurring.’
Piliar said: ‘Experiencing music at an early age can contribute to better brain development, optimizing the creation and establishment of neural networks, and stimulating the existing brain tracts.’
The scientists stated that the brain is asked to complete certain tasks when receiving musical instruction, activating different brain areas.
Researchers believe that the study results could help to create intervention strategies to treat disorders such as autism or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
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