Can music make you smarter?

Music doesn't necessarily make you smarter, but any music that excites you will give you a 15-minute boost in spatial reasoning. Playing music, however, has a much more profound effect on your brain.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The word "music" comes from the Greek word for "art of the muses." 01:13

  2. Stimulating music causes a 15 minute boost in spacial reasoning. 03:26

  3. It takes about 10,000 hours of practice to have the potential for expert or maestro status. 06:58

Written by Curiosity Staff October 12, 2014

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