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Music may help prevent cognitive disease


A study conducted by Brenda Hanna-Pladdy, PhD, a clinical neuropsychologist in Emory's Department of Neurology, and cognitive psychologist Alicia MacKay, PhD, found that older individuals who spent a significant amount of time throughout life playing a musical  instrument perform better on some cognitive tests than individuals who did not play an instrument.  

Dr. Brenda Hanna is a satisfied user of CSI's resources and MR imaging equipment. 11 Alive covered Dr. Pladdy's work and the article can be found here.