Playing music at young age can keep brain healthy

ANI| Updated: Nov 20, 2013, 15:36 PM IST

Washington: A new study has found that playing an instrument at a young age might make you healthier later in life.

Dr. Nina Kraus, professor of neurobiology at Northwestern University, said what is seen in an older adult who has made music is a biologically younger brain.

Kraus said that the fact that your cognitive sensory reward system is so engaged in the process of playing music seems to strengthen those circuits that are worked for music ...and those functions that are important for language.

The study is published in the Journal of Neuroscience.