Playing Musical Instruments Increases Reaction Times

A new study published in the scientific journal "Brain and Cognition" says that playing an instrument can have an impact on reaction time and speed. Simon Landry said that during his study, musicians have a faster overall reaction time to stimuli than non-musicians. 16 musicians and 19 non-musician were sat in a room and hooked up to a devices that vibrated on their finger. The participants were told to click the mouse when they felt a vibration, or when they heard white noise, or both. The test was run 180 times for each criteria.  Research found that musicians had an overall better reaction speed than those who were non-musicians for each test.

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Written By Frank DiMarco