Music and your brain!

music brain3When you listen to music, all sorts of things happen in your brain. You’re going to find out how, and I think you’ll be surprised! What surprising things do you think you might learn?

To get an overview of what happens in your brain, click here. Try and remember 3 or 4 in detail and tell a friend or study partner.


Listening to music has an impact on our brains, but playing an instrument has a greater one. Find our more about the science involved, and practise your listening and reading skills. First, watch the TED talk “How playing an instrument benefits your brain”

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Now you have watched, test your understanding.

Still interested? Find out more about the topic.

Encourage your study partner to watch the video, and have a discussion.

Is there anything you still want to know? Any questions? Fill any gaps in your knowledge.



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