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Music before age 9 protects brain after 60
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Fiddlerman
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Music before age 9 protects brain after 60

Even former musicians may benefit from the cognitive boost. "In other words, you don't use it or lose it. Nonetheless, the study highlighted the critical importance of the timing of musical activity, which may optimize cognitive benefits," says Hanna-Pladdy.

EMORY (US) — Learning to play a musical instrument before age nine and practicing for a decade at some point in life may keep cognitive decline at a bay later on.

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A recent study conducted by Brenda Hanna-Pladdy, a clinical neuropsychologist in Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology, offers additional evidence that musical instrumental training, when compared to other activities, may reduce the effects of memory decline and cognitive aging.

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This is the second study published by Hanna-Pladdy, which confirms and refines findings from an original study published in Neuropsychology in 2011 that revealed that musicians with at least 10 years of instrumental musical training remained cognitively sharp in advanced age. The findings were published in the July issue of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

“The study confirms that musical activity preserves cognition as we age, by comparing variability in cognitive outcomes of older adults active in…

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Thank you for posting this Pierre!  This topic is near and dear to my heart and has been for several years!

I still can't believe that after everything beneficial that has been discovered about music education and training, schools still choose to cut music programs.   

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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Now I'm getting even with all the kids who laughed when I had to carry my (heavy) accordion to lessons.  Of course, they probably don't remember that because their cognitive doesn't work any more.

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"Yay," said the mom of three young musicians.

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Oliver said
Now I'm getting even with all the kids who laughed when I had to carry my (heavy) accordion to lessons.  Of course, they probably don't remember that because their cognitive doesn't work any more.

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LOLOLOL!

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SaraO said
"Yay," said the mom of three young musicians.

 

Ditto!! Says the father of a soon to be violinist and, three more future musicians in the years to come!thumbs-up

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Damn !!!  That's the sort of fact I didn't need to know.

I never had access to any sort of musical tuition until after I was 40.

I've got a lot of catching up to do.   Grrrrr ...

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Robyn.fnq said
Damn !!!  That's the sort of fact I didn't need to know.

I never had access to any sort of musical tuition until after I was 40.

I've got a lot of catching up to do.   Grrrrr ...

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You and me both.  But it'll be a fun journey. blink

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as i know, Albert Einstein also plays the violin, because, as he say, it makes him think more, and it harmonize his brain!

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