By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Are you someone who likes to sing? If not – perhaps you should start!READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Sunday System Brings First Chance Of Snowflakes For Parts Of Region
Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn.READ MORE: Man Dead After Being Shot 18 Times In Olney, Police Say
The classic case was found years ago in songbirds. High-resolution imaging revealed structural changes to the brain within 24 hours of learning their first song. Cells related to learning in the brain became larger and more stable. Researchers have found a similar process in people.MORE NEWS: FBI, Philadelphia Police Searching For Woman Who Allegedly Robbed Wells Fargo Bank In Logan Square, Police Say
So you see, music can be good for you and it makes sense to take advantage of this. It doesn’t matter if you sing off key. This appears to have no effect.