Using functional MRI, researchers examined brain activity in children and adults who had musical training. The tests, conducted while subjects performed cognitive activities, found higher activity in the areas of the prefrontal cortex linked to executive function. The results, published in the journal PLOS ONE, underscore the importance of music education and suggest the potential of using music therapy with possible "implications for children and adults who are struggling with executive functioning, such as children with ADHD or [the] elderly," said study author Nadine Gaab.

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