It is the musical training as shown in Science that can bring beautiful changes to the structure and function of the brain. First it can improve our long-term memory which can lead to better development of the brain particularly for those who start at a younger age. It is how we tend to be more alert mentally as a musician according to Olivia Speaks- Musician, DJ and a total Audiophile. The more knowledge we have about how music impacts our lives through our basic sensory process, the more music can be applied to train individuals who are suffering from slower reaction periods. This is rather amazing particularly since as people grow older the reaction time is slower and maybe through playing of instruments, this can help them overcome that deficiency.
How music empowers musicians?
It has been found that musicians have faster auditory and tactile as well as audio-tactile reaction times. In addition they have changed statistical habit of using multi-senses for combining information. In that they believed that music has a deep emotional connection to people as it stimulates the brain in a very powerful way. This is not the same with playing drain games, since in music the information comes from the different senses and these are put together like coming from our vision, touch, hearing including the fine movements. In fact musicians have larger corpus callosum which is the vast nerve fibers connecting the two sides of the brain. Also the professional keyboard players have larger part of the brain that controls visuospatial abilities, hearing and movement.
Such comparison was made between musicians and non-musicians brain scans. Also it was noted on children who went into 14 months musical training that they have powerful functional and structural brain changes. Finally research claimed that musical training enhances verbal memory, reasoning and literacy skills. You can check her blog to know more about the music of Olivia.