More evidence that musical training protects the brain

Kinda wish I hadn't stopped playing when I was younger. Of course, I was lousy at it, so that might have played a part.

“In our study we were able to predict how well older people classify or identify speech using EEG imaging. We saw a brain-behaviour response that was two to three times better in the older musicians compared to non-musicians peers. In other words, old musicians’ brains provide a much more detailed, clean and accurate depiction of the speech signal, which is likely why they are much more sensitive and better at understanding speech.”