December 12, 2017
Music training can change children’s brain structure and boost decision-making network
Two studies from the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California show that music training can enhance the cognitive abilities of the brain.
Music training can change both the structure of the brain’s white matter, which carries signals through the brain, and gray matter, which contains most of the brain’s neurons that are active in processing information. Music instruction also boosts engagement of brain networks that are responsible for decision-making and the ability to focus attention and inhibit impulses.