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Why is playing a musical instrument a healthy activity for my brain?

Frequently tickling the ivories or blowing a horn, especially if you're trying to master it, is associated with lower dementia risks. What's more, it eliminates boredom, a brain state that can cause some thinking skills to atrophy.

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