In studies of the areas in the brain used for different activities it shows that hear or play music involves the whole brain.
We can look for differences between animals and us, but let's be honest not exist, because we are animals like them. But if something sets us apart a little, isn't the language, however even after the plants have it; but is the ability to generate music. We've all seen cats playing pianos, and even a donkey was a flutist, but they don’t really make music; most cats, even playing notes at will, only cause leaving vibrations that produce pleasure, but don’t try to play a melody. It may be the first stage in that hominids began to contact with the music, but missing most importantly see each sounds and our relation like one.
Músic the path of dreams
Scanners, CT or MRI are, let see what parts of the brain are active, and even observe that activates when a particular activity is made. It is generally observed that each type of activity is assigned an area of the brain, and that this is activated in the same way whether it is active or passive, ie executing it or imagined it runs. But most surprising is when this activity is the music. Listen to music or play music suddenly illuminates our brain. But listening to music or play isn’t the same: to listen more different zones are activated, but interpret the whole brain becomes a single interconnected area. How we can think, who imagine to do an activity, before has to had learned how to do, so there is a difference when listening music from who knows or doesn’t knows playing music. Who plays an instrument he illuminates equally the brain whether plays, listening or just imagine the melody in the head.
How playing an instrument Benefits our brain
Playing an instrument (singing properly so is) is to have fireworks in our brain. Implies concentration for different parts motors of our body move extremely coordinated to get an instrument or our own body generates an ordered series of mechanical disturbances which other people will recognize as music; It needs that brain must move a lot of information, at the same time quickly and accurately, no place for correction. This generates the creation of channels, synopsis and even neurons. It is observed that most brains of those who have learned music, interpret and listen, they are younger than most of their peers. Another thing we see is brain agility superior and easier to intellectual and artistic activities not directly related to it; not to mention more memory required to play any piece of music.
But the music only exists in our brain. In the same way the sounds only exist in our ear, no in the musical instrument. The way our inner ear creates sounds from cacophony of mechanical waves that arrive in our environment, it shapes in part what we perceive as sound. Images, sounds, smells ... exist only in the interpretation of the world that makes every brain, with a predilection for frequencies. This liking for the frequencies, such as spatial geometry, brings us to the temporally which are the music.
Although brain scans are really modern and lightening, most of these things already knew which is why the teaching of music has always been accompanying primary education in all ages, cultures and regions. In the same way that Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 showed a world where reading refused to send humanity to the deepest ignorance, our ancestor’s chiefs have denied music at their "servants" to safely avoid their intellectual development. As I explained in "Fahrenheit 451: the temperature which knowledge begins to burn" to lead knowledge is the key to manipulating the population. In this sense how much sooner machines begins to play music, something what’s happening in the commercial music today, faster brains will return apathetic. Today, in a world where music through technology has become ubiquitous everywhere, it is virtually impossible to find someone singing or being able to sing a song of which they proud repeatedly in media or public spaces. In a way it is like the attempted imposition of monolinguals, today we know that each language occupies different areas of the brain, creating synergies between them and increased the capacity of understanding of the environment; but from XVIII century states know that one language is one way of understanding the world, helping those who want to impose states.
The benefits of bilingual brain
Luckily the music is more human than the humans themselves. Humanity brings many shameful scourges but also music, everywhere in the world there are people making music with anything that can generate resonant sounds; and we go to the poorest and most miserable suburbs of our cities that somewhere someone playing a guitar and made magic.