A new study suggests lifelong musical experiences can retard certain aspects of the aging process. Specifically, Northwestern University scientists discovered a lifetime of musical training slows some aspects of hearing and memory loss.
The experts believe the findings suggest age-related delays in neural timing (the ability of the brain to decode and then recode audio stimuli) are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.
The study is the first to provide biological evidence that lifelong musical experience has an impact on the aging process.
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