By Deane Alban
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
Music has played an important part of every human culture, both past and present. (1) People around the world experience universal responses to music. (2) We’re all familiar with how certain pieces of music can change your mood, get you motivated, or help you concentrate. And now, advances in neuroscience enable researchers to quantitatively measure how music affects the brain.
Their discoveries are exciting — and good news for music lovers.
Music is a fantastic brain exercise that activates every known part of the brain. (3) Music can make you smarter, happier and more productive at all stages of life. Let’s take a closer look at some of the latest findings on the many ways both playing and listening to music can enhance your brain.