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Music learning trains the brain to use less brain resources when compared with non musically trained people (and in this case those who are also bilingual). The cognitive function featured in this article is working memory, which is the part of our brain that is important for moment to moment decision making and behaviour responses.
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“These findings show that musicians and bilinguals require less effort to perform the same task, which could also protect them against cognitive decline and delay the onset of dementia.”
“Our results also demonstrated that a person’s experiences, whether it’s learning how to play a musical instrument or another language, can shape how the brain functions and which networks are used.”
Imagine if our education system focused on producing bilingual musicians? There is no stopping what they could learn!