Music lessons protects the brain in older people from degenerative changes. To such conclusion scientists from the research Institute of Rothman in the study, with the participation of 20 older people (aged 55-75 years. 10 of them regularly played musical instruments, other music was not engaged, reports Zee News.
Using a special test, the scientists recorded the neural activity of the brain of volunteers. People invited to listen in headphones to the audio, and to recognize in it some of the sounds of human voices. Music education, according to the study, improve the recognition result by 20%.
Regular music lessons, scientists believe, help in old age to keep clear and quick mind. Note, a recent study has shown that playing musical instruments reduces the risk of dementia.