Why Music Lessons Are Good For Your Mind
According to a new study to be published in the next issue of Brain magazine, children who take music lessons from an early age develop better memory function and show some increased learning abilities compared to those who do not.
Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton used magnetoencephalography or MEG brain-scanning technology to compare the developmental changes in 12 children aged four to six over the course of a year. The study, to be published in the October edition of Oxford University's neurology journal Brain, found that those who took music lessons showed more changes in brain responses.
Personally, I'd like to send my kids to some basic music lessons when they turn around 4 years old. They may or may not like it at first, but in the long term I'm sure it'll be good for them. Are there any parents here who saw changes in their children's mental abilities after sending them to a music school?