When it comes to music the whole world pops in with their own creativity. Whether it is playing an instrument or singing a song, hearing music or any kind of stuff related to it.

The recently watched video in TedEd makes us curious to know about How does fireworks goes off those brains of Musicians when they play an instrument?

That’s true, hearing music enhance your brain and makes it active. But when you play an instrument, it doesn’t remain a brain workout instead it  becomes a body-brain workout. There are long term Positive effects of this mental-physical workout. And it is clearly explained by Anita Collins  in her Ted Course.

I have embedded the video below for ease.


This is how it goes :

” In the past few decades, neuroscientists have made enormous breakthroughs in understanding how actually our brain works. They did this by monitoring them in real time with instruments like fMRI( functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scanners. When people are hooked up with these devices, tasks such as reading or doing maths problems, each have corresponding areas of the brain where activity can be observed.

But when researchers got the participants who were music fanatics, they found some fireworks inside their brains. Multiple areas of the brain  were lighting up at once, as they processed the sound, took it apart to understand the melody and rhythm, and then put it all back together into unified musical experience. And our brains do all this work in a split second between when we first hear the music and when our foot starts to tap along. But when Scientists turned from observing the brains from Music listeners to those of Musicians, the little backyard fireworks become a jubilee. It turns out that while listening to music engages the brain in some pretty interesting activities, playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full body workout. The neuroscientists saw multiple areas of the brain light up, simultaneously processing multiple information in intricate (complicated), interrelated and astonishingly fast sequences…”

Now people here think off  What is it about that makes the brain alight?

The research for the above topic is new and neurologists have a pretty good idea. The TedEd video say,  Playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of brain at once, especially the visual, motor and auditory cortices. And if you are involved with any other workout,when it comes to a disciplined structured practice in playing music, strengthens brain functions allowing us to apply that strength to other activities.

All in all if you’re a musician you are doing a great practice that involves all round activation of your brain as compared to the one who listens music or the one involved in solving tricks or mathematics stuffs.

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