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As much as you may have hated practicing scales as a kid, that early music training likely benefited your brain for life.
November 8th, 2013
02:40 PM ET

5 studies you may have missed

Here are five medical studies published this week that may give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation, so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.

Your mom was right - music lessons rock
The Journal of Neuroscience

As much as you hated practicing scales as a kid, that early music training may have benefited your brain for life.

Researchers at Northwestern University found older adults who took music lessons when they were young responded faster to spoken words, even when they hadn't played a musical instrument in decades.

"Neural timing is the first to go in the aging adult," study author Nina Kraus said. The findings suggest musical training could help prevent this cognitive decline.
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