Being a Lifelong Musician May Protect Brain From Damage of Aging

Being a Lifelong Musician May Protect Brain From Damage of Aging

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Being a Lifelong Musician May Protect Brain From Damage of Aging

Being a lifelong musician can help protect certain tracts of the brain’s white matter from damage during aging, potentially warding off conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or dementia for years. That’s according to the study “Effects of Lifelong Musicianship on White Matter Integrity and Cognitive Brain Reserve,” published in Brain Sciences. The brain’s white matter contains nerve fibers that connect different parts of the brain to one another. White matter gets its name…

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