We know exercise helps strengthen our minds and our bodies. We know that taking on new challenges keeps the brain sharp through middle age and beyond. But now new research — and a new public television documentary — make a strong case that engagement with music, dance and other arts may be just as powerful for preserving mental health and acuity throughout our lives. In Arts & the Mind, a two-part special produced by Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) and airing nationwide this fall … scientists extol the power of the arts to boost mental acuity throughout life.
Posted by Gary Drevitch in nextavenue, September 13, 2012: