9. Plasticity in the sensorimotor cortex induced by Music-supported therapy in stroke patients: a TMS studyhttp://www.spring.org.uk/2014/11/musics-amazing-effect-on-long-term-memory-and-mental-abilities-in-general.php?utm_source=PsyBlog
Dr Heekyeong Park, who led the study, said:
“Musically trained people are known to process linguistic materials a split second faster than those without training, and previous research also has shown musicians have advantages in working memory.
What we wanted to know is whether there are differences between pictorial and verbal tasks and whether any advantages extend to long-term memory.
If proven, those advantages could represent an intervention option to explore for people with cognitive challenges.”
More at link.