Does a life of active involvement in music bestow enhanced memory – more able to withstand the ravages of age? Nina Kraus of the Audio Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University in Illinois certainly believes so. Why not listen to a short conversation she had with Eddie Mair on Radio 4’s PM? Scroll forward to 27:50 of this?
The website of the Audio Neuroscience Laboratory is a treasure trove of interesting material.
There is an interesting paragraph about the effects of music on the brain here
There are also three interesting videos on the site: