Arts aren’t usually linked with sweating or hard physical activity. But what if I told you music is the exception? The specially over-engaging interaction between music around the left and right sides of the brain makes it different from any other art form and even comparable with sports!

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. What’s going on? In this video, music educator Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout!

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