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Does what kind of music you play alter the benefits you get by playing it?

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We've talked before about how learning to play music is great for your brain. By fostering better connections between different regions of the brain, playing music can help promote neural development and can support memory, spatial reasoning, and verbal intelligence. The studies that demonstrate these benefits rarely focus on the sort of music played, however, leaving it possible that the genre played has some influence as well.

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