Music Training Boosts Cognitive Function and Well-being

For older adults, music training boosts cognitive function and well-being according to a new study led by Rebecca MacAulay, assistant professor of psychology, and Philip Edelman, assistant professor of music education.
The study asked whether it was feasible to teach older adults without prior music training how to read music and play the recorder using traditional teaching methods, and aimed to improve understanding of the relationship of music to cognitive functioning and psychological well-being.