Musicians Use Both Sides Of Their Brains

Musicians Use Both Sides Of Their Brains More Frequently Than Average People

Former colleague (from the Corp for National Service) and good friend Jennifer Tabola sent this link and message from Science Daily:

“Supporting what many of us who are not musically talented have often felt, new research reveals that trained musicians really do think differently than the rest of us. Psychologists have found that professionally trained musicians more effectively use a creative technique called divergent thinking, and also use both the left and the right sides of their frontal cortex more heavily than the average person.”

So…if Richard Florida, Ken Robinson (see TED video on PeaceLabs homepage), David Brooks, everyone and their mom (including Huck!: is talking about the importance of cultivating right brain thinking to heal not only our education system but the great challenges of the day, then we MUST get more music to our youth.—–