Musicians Are Probably Smarter Than The Rest Of Us

Well, I took piano lessons for years, dabbled at guitar and played the clarinet-poorly- in High School Band…

Sounds like I should have stuck with one of these…

I wonder if we can cram a piano somewhere in this house….

From HuffingtonPost.com:

Want to keep your mind healthy and sharp throughout your life? Pick up an instrument. A new study found that musicians might have brains that function better than their peers well into old age. Bet you wish you stuck with those piano lessons after all.

Researchers tested the mental abilities of senior citizens and discovered that musicians performed better at a number of tests. In particular, musicians excelled at visual memory tasks. While musicians had similar verbal capabilities to non-musicians, the musicians’ ability to memorize new words was markedly better, too. Perhaps most importantly, the musicians’ IQ scores were higher overall than those who spent their lives listening to music rather than performing it.

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