Finding focus: Musical training may improve attentiveness

 ADHD in the News 2019-04-11

A team of Chilean academics has produced a study, published by the journal Heliyon, that suggests “musical training produces lasting improvements to a cognitive mechanism that helps individuals be more attentive and less likely to be distracted by irrelevant stimuli while performing demanding tasks.” The study asserts that the more years of training a subject had, the greater the ability he or she had to control his or her attention.