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When music is good ... for the brain

2020-10-26T12:54:03.818Z

DECRYPTION - If music softens manners, its effects go far beyond. In the light of neuroscience, it is able to transform our brain and how it works.



As Darwin noted,

"the ability to produce musical notes, the enjoyment they provide being of no direct use in the ordinary habits of life, we can rank these faculties among the most mysterious of which man be gifted ”.

Stranger still, all human societies present a musical culture, without exception, whereas this practice in the animal world seems relatively rare (the song of birds or certain marine mammals constituting perhaps a musical practice in its own right).

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On a strictly biological level, the music would not be as useless as Darwin thought.

Advances in neuroscience over the past thirty years have clarified its effects on the brain.

Thanks to the emergence of magnetic resonance imaging, researchers have been able to highlight the modifications induced by intensive music practice.

"When you do an activity, whether it's juggling or playing an instrument

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Source: lefigaro

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