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How the brain is affected by exercise and music

This Monday we are returning to TED Talks Daily with two selected short 4 minute talks on how the brain is affected by music and exercise

1926 - The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki

Wendy Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

1931 – How playing an instrument benefits your brain | Anita Collins

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Educator Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

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