Listening to Music can be a source of pleasure but also there are many other psychological benefits. It can be entertaining, can influence your feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. Music can energize our body, can relax our mind, also manage to promote emotional health.
Below are some benefits might music provides which our Brain Gains for a healthy life.

1. Enriches connections between the left and right brain
Studies show that music makers have more white matter in their corpus callosum, the bundle of neural wires connecting the brain's two hemispheres. This means greater communication between the brain's creative right side and its analytic left side, which in turn may translate into numerous cerebral benefits, including faster communication within the brain and greater creative problem-solving abilities. However, not all instrumentalists reap these cognitive advantages equally. Both age and amount of playtime matter. Research shows that kids who practice comparatively more seem to build a greater bridge between the two sides of the brain. Plus, those who start earlier at around age 7 is ideal benefit more than later starters. Each side of our brain is responsible for making the decision regarding our intellectual as well as emotional perspective generally it is observed that a person one side of the brain is much more developed than the other one but making music ensures the proper functioning of both the sides of the brain.
2. Boosts decision-making capacity of our brain
The more white matter inside the brain is the reason why people with musical training are also better at making decisions, processing and retaining information, and adjusting course based on changing mental demands. As it is a well-known fact that by doing activities like yoga, meditation our brain functioning is improved so music is also something which works for our brain in a very similar manner. It is quite similar to the activity which is adapted for improving our mental strength. Some researchers even speculate that playing an instrument could prove beneficial in helping kids with overcoming psychological problems.

3. Magnifies temporary memory
Related to speech processing, those with musical training are also better at remembering spoken words (verbal memory). A study conducted in 2013 in Germany found that second-graders who spent 45 minutes a week learning a musical instrument recalled more words recited to them than kids who received no musical training. Music making also boosts working memory — the ability to temporarily store and use information that helps to reason, learn or complete a complex task (enhances the temporary memory of the brain). Few examples of situation where we apply our temporary is “ OTP which is of hardly 4-6 digits is stored in our brain temporarily for some time before entering it on area where it is required to enter” we do remember the OTP for few seconds or minutes but not for a considerably large amount of time the reason is use of our temporary memory. So music helps the brain to store a large amount of data for a short period of time more efficiently.

4. Promotes empathy
It is most commonly said that musical training lifts the capacity to detect emotions in sound. It means that musicians may be better at reading subtle emotional cues in conversation. In turn, this could equip them for smoother, more emotionally rich relationships. If this theory is true then it can also be concluded that musical training also helps well for kids to overcome their problems with emotional-perception. It is also a proven fact from a few studies conducted in the past that person with high emotional quotient in their brain is considered to be a good leader and are capable of maintaining a healthier relationship.

5. Doesn’t effects the functioning of the brain drastically with age
Brain gains made from playing an instrument apparently don't lose it gains with our age either. Studies show that speech-processing and memory benefits extend well with our age. Even if musical training is stopped after childhood. A 2015 Canadian research found that older people who had musical training when they were young could identify speech 20 percent faster than those with no training. In another research, people aged 60 to 83 who'd studied music for at least 10 years remembered more sensory information like auditory, visual. Then people who'd never learned an instrument.

6. Fosters math and science ability
Musical notes, chords, octaves, rhythm, and meter can all be understood mathematically. So can playing music could improve our mathematics? The research is mixed, but there seems to be certain few pieces of evidence exist which proves the relationship between music-making and better math skills. For instance, the research identified that pre-schoolers who got keyboard lessons performed better on a test of spatial-temporal reasoning (the ability to mentally envision spatial patterns and understand how they fit together) than kids who got who didn't learn to make music. Researchers believe that elevated spatial-temporal reasoning leads to better math and science performance. So basically it is believed that music is responsible for enhancing the spatial-temporal reasoning and spatial-temporal reasoning is the one who plays a role in improving mathematics and science as well.

7. Improves motor (physical movements) skills
Playing an instrument requires very strict hand-eye-ear co-ordination (getting hands and fingers to translate musical notes on a page into sound). And for music-makers who start at an age young enough, their motor skills seem to translate into other areas of life as well. A study conducted in Canada found that adult musicians who started playing before age 7 had better timing on a non-music motor-skill task than those who started music lessons later. Well, the reason behind it is the very common and a well-known fact that most of the development of our brain is being already done till the age of ten, therefore, the things which we do learn during that period tend to be more long-lasting than those which is being learned by us afterward.

The superior motor abilities actually showed up in the brains of those musicians who learned music at a young age. Scans revealed stronger neural connections in motor regions that help with imagining and carrying out physical movements. Although the question might also arise in our brain that by doing an exercise which improves the coordination between our hand-eye and ear, how is it possible that our co-ordination between all other body parts is improved? Well, the answer is that we are not only training our 3 body parts at that time but we also train our brain which is responsible for ensuring such co-ordination properly. So that training of the brain helps to trigger improved coordination among our body parts when the situation demands it from us.

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I am Poonam Jadhav Working At Meddco Healthcare Pvt. Ltd - my passion is to write for health and lifestyle.