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Friday, 18 May 2018

Train Your Brain: Learn a language - Delay dementia

Whether you learn to play a musical instrument or speak another language, you’re training your brain to be more efficient, suggests a Baycrest study.

Different neural activities support auditory working memory in musicians and bilinguals, The New York Academy of Sciences (abstract)

"Musical training and bilingualism benefit executive functioning and working memory (WM)"

Learning a language or playing an instrument can ‘make brain more efficient and slow dementia onset’, inews

“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.”
Dr. Claude Alain

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