Another Cognitive Benefit for Musicians, Athletes New research from Germany finds honing one’s music or sports skills enhances at least one important mental ability. By Tom Jacobs

Another Cognitive Benefit for Musicians, Athletes

New research from Germany finds honing one’s music or sports skills enhances at least one important mental ability.

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Can you mentally rotate a three-dimensional object, getting a clear sense of how it looks it from a variety of angles? It’s a specific cognitive skill that has been the subject of much study in recent years, since it’s a key component of processing spatial information. Professionals ranging from auto mechanics to brain surgeons rely on this ability.  More

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