Tuning your ears for adulthood

Adults who took music lessons as children but haven’t played in decades have a faster brain response to speech sound than people who never took up a musical instrument.

As people age, changes in their brain often show a slower response to fast-changing sounds that are important in interpreting speech.

Musical training as a child has positive lasting effects on how the brain processes sound, which reinforces the importance music education and instrumental lessons for young children.

Read more at Northwestern University