“When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout.” This animation helps explain how the brain is activated while playing an instrument.

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins
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This info-graphic explains how multiple areas of the brain are engaged at once when a person makes music. It also demonstrates ways in which music improves learning.

http://www.nafme.org/musics-effect-on-the-brain-an-infographic/
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How does music affect the developing brain? This article examines current research in the ways in which music may play a role in executive function and language ability.

http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/07/music-language-brain
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