I’ve watched in wonder as music changes people — kids, adults, people who are ill, elders, and caregivers. Of course, the movie Alive Inside visually documents how music can affect people, even those with substantial memory loss. But what exactly is happening in the brain?
In the process of wondering, I came across an excellent video from TedEd (where cool lessons and videos reside). It explains how the brain processes music when a person listens and how even more complex activity occurs when an individual actually plays an instrument.
Check it out below.