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New Study Suggests Childhood Music Lessons Keep the Mind Sharper Later in Life

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Apr 20, 2011

A preliminary study published by the American Psychology Association (APA) posits "musical activity throughout life may serveas a challenging cogntive exercise, making your brain fitter and more capable of accomodating the challenges of aging."  The study suggests that childhood music lessons may provide a cognitive boost, keeping adults sharper as they age.  The impact can be seen decades after an individual has stopped playing an instrument.

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