Thursday, November 28, 2013

Music Training Sharpens Brain Pathways

From Education Spotlight:

New research suggests that the complexity involved in practicing and performing music may help students’ cognitive development. Studies released last month at the Society for Neuroscience meeting here find that music training may increase the neural connections in regions of the brain associated with creativity, decisionmaking, and complex memory, and they may improve a student’s ability to process conflicting information from many senses at once. Research also found that starting music education early can be even more helpful.

Interesting. My dentist tells me that dentists have an innate appreciation and understanding of music. Given the complexity of legal analysis and legal practice, I would think that lawyers also share this quality.

You can read more here.


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