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“Music Makes You Better Person” Says Neuroscientist Erik Scherder

Professor in neuropsychology Erik Scherder gave a public lecture in Amsterdam last week to discuss his latest research regarding the effects of listening and making music on the workings of the brain. The conclusion: music, and especially making it yourself, improves the quality of your life and makes you a better person because of increased inner connections in the brain. Erik Scherder teaches at VU University in Amsterdam and researched the academic body of work focused on the link and effect of music on the human brain. ‘[Neurologist] Gottfried Schlaug proved that children who make music increase the connection between the hemispheres of the brain, which is incredibly ... Read more