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The non-profit educational organization TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) believes passionately that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. Their motto is "ideas worth sharing." TED-Ed animations are short, award-winning educational videos narrated (in clear English) with lightness and humor. They are brought to life by professional animators who make learning fun. They're "lessons worth sharing."

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TED-Ed - How playing an instrument benefits your brain

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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? 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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