A Paper by Associate Professor Nobuhito Abe and Colleagues has been Published in Human Brain Mapping
A paper by Associate Professor Nobuhito Abe, Dr. Kohei Asano (KRC Research Fellow, Professor, Osaka University of Comprehensive Children Education) and colleagues, entitled, “Musical instrument training program improves verbal memory and neural efficiency in novice older adults,” has been published in Human Brain Mapping.
In this study, healthy older adults were randomly assigned to either the intervention group, which received keyboard harmonica group lessons for 4 months, or a control group without any alternative training. The differences between the two groups were examined. Results showed that the musical instrument lessons improved memory performance on a test that measures verbal recall. The results also showed improved neural efficiency during cognitive tasks only in the intervention group.
*Please click on the image to view the paper. (English)
Guo X, Yamashita M, Suzuki M, Ohsawa C, Asano K, Abe N, Soshi T, Sekiyama K (2021)
Musical instrument training program improves verbal memory and neural efficiency in novice older adults
Human Brain Mapping 42 (5): 1359-1375