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Music May Benefit Blood Flow to the Brain

May 21, 2014

Musical training may increase blood flow to the left side of the brain, new research suggests. The increase in blood flow was seen with just a half hour of music training, according to the study. "The areas of our brain that process music and language are thought to be shared, and previous research has suggested that musical training can lead to the increased use of the left hemisphere of the brain," study author Amy Spray, with the University of Liverpool, explained in a university news release. "It was fascinating to see that the similarities in blood flow signatures could be brought about after just half an hour of simple musical training," said Spray, who conducted the research as part of a summer internship program.To read more, click here

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