Musical training can improve attention and working memory in children: study
Neuroscientists have found new evidence that learning to play an instrument may be good for the brain. Musically trained children perform better at attention and memory recall and have greater activation in brain regions related to attention control and auditory encoding, executive functions known to be associated with improved reading, higher resilience, greater creativity, and a better quality of life. These results are published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.
By Dr. Leonie Kausel, a violinist and neuroscientist at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile