I came across this and thought people would find it interesting. It is about the study of the brain with people that play music, and people while they listen to music, and how it causes the brain to function differently. So now you have an excuse fro your wives, girlfriends, etc. when they are complaining that play guitar too much. You can tell them that it is making you smarter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng
On the same topic as before, and it kind of ties into the first video on why this occurs. I watched a pretty cool documentary a friend suggested to me because my dad and I play at various Assisted Living Homes. The documentary is called “Alive Inside.” It is about a man that uses music to help treat people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. They have found if they play them music that has a significance to them that it will trigger memories in them, and have seen far better results than any other treatments science has tried. The reason being, as briefly mentioned in the first video, is that music cause the brain to have to use so many parts at once that are typically otherwise not used. Deep memories are stored in parts of the brain that are often not used upon in normal functions, so when music is being listened too these parts of the brain are activated and help recall some of these memories. Pretty cool.