How Music Affects The Human Brain

Music can help the brain of musicians

Scientists have found music trains the brain for higher levels of thinking. The information being studied activates the left brain while the music activates the right brain. Activities which engages both sides of the brain at the same time, such as playing an instrument, causes the brain to be more capable of processing information.

Music connects and develops the motor systems of the brain, and enhances coordination, concentration and memory. In a recent study at the University of California, it was found that music increases spatial-temporal reasoning — the reasoning used in learning higher forms of math and science.

High school students who study music have higher grade point averages than those who don’t.