The Corpus Callosum is a band of neural fibers that connect the two hemispheres of the brain. Musicians have thicker ones than none musicians. But, that is not all.
Musicians’ brains fire in “intricate, interrelated and astonishingly fast sequences”.
Playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of the brain.
If folks have ever wondered why musicians are a little “different”, well, they’re right. We are a little different! 😉
This informative animation via TedTalks explains:
Clearly, music in the schools is essential.
And definitely, beware of any dogma that bans the making of music!