Recently, because of the time required for Hamilton Learning Foundation work, I had been considering giving up one of my favorite hobbies: playing my hammered dulcimer. (Boo hoo!) The day after my last successful and fun performance, I stumbled upon this fascinating video about the effects of playing music upon the human brain. This puts an entirely different light on it.
Never again will I even consider giving up my music making, which always brings great joy and pleasure. The video shows what happens when musicians make music. These scientific studies and the ground-breaking imaging technology are guaranteed to drop your jaw. It takes awhile to load but it’s well worth the time. (Scroll down to the video box.)
It also has enormous ramifications for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s who have recently been observed greatly improving when hearing music through headphone sets.