Music is Brain Food

Don’t want to learn an instrument? ¬†Just turn on the radio. ¬†From the L.A. Times:

“Music is sort of the perfect activity that people can engage in from young to older years. It affects how the brain develops and affects how the brain changes in structure” at any age, Schlaug says.

For the mature brain, even listening to beloved music may have what scientists call a “neuroprotective” effect…