Artist: David Bowie | Album: Diamond Dogs
…And a David Bowie song played…
There is at least some research suggesting that learning to play an instrument, and listening to a wide variety/new music helps build and restore cognitive function via Neuroplasticity. See below:
“Neuroplasticity and Clinical Practice: Building Brain Power for Health”- Joyce Shaffer
Link to article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4960264/#:~:text=Music%20is%20a%20complex%20and%20multisensory%20form%20of,%28Paraskevopoulos%20et%20al.%2C%202012%3B%20Kuchenbuch%20et%20al.%2C%202014%29.
“Music is a complex and multisensory form of enrichment that has a positive influence on neuroplasticity in several regions of the brain because it requires integration of audiovisual information as well as appreciation of abstract rules (Paraskevopoulos et al., 2012; Kuchenbuch et al., 2014). Magnetoencephalography measures with individuals with an average age of 26.45 found that the anterior prefrontal cortex played a central role and that the neuroplastic response was greater in musicians with long term training than was noted in those with short term training (Paraskevopoulos et al., 2014). After 4 months of piano lessons, people aged 60–84 years enjoyed improved mood as well as significant improvements in the cognitive skills of attention, control, motor function, visual scanning, and executive functioning (Seinfeld et al., 2013). A recent review (Benz et al., 2016) found music training associated with enhanced cognition in a variety of musical and non-musical skills “spanning from executive functions to creativity.”