A Swiss study shows that taking up a musical instrument could create a powerful stimulus for the brain and might even improve IQ by up to seven points in both adults and children.

This could be a great new tool for those with dyslexia, because playing music enhances the brain’s sensitivity to speech sounds, so it could improve language skills. It engages the parts of the brain the control motor skills and hearing and allows them to become larger and more active. So dig out that old guitar or keyboard and start engaging your brain!

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