Posts Tagged ‘piano’

Short Term Advancements

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Stage: 1

Session number: 6

Average n-back: 6

I’m at the end of my second day and I’ll say, I did not expect such incredible results. In two days my BFI has increased 16%. That’s 16%. There’s been in very noticeable effect on my ability to play piano; concentration, accuracy, and musicality. I also feel much more aware and less depressed than I did previously.

I have to say that I’m not entirely sure if this program increased my intelligence to this level or if it simply renewed my old. Either way. It did a d**n good job of doing what it was intended to do.

I’ll keep updating my progress to see if it continues at this bizarre rate.

MindSparke Brain Training Software

This post was submitted by Andrew Clark.

Trained Musicians Think Differently

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

A new study by Vanderbilt University psychologists shows that professionally trained musicians more effectively use a creative technique called divergent thinking, and also use both the left and the right sides of their frontal cortex more heavily than the average person.

I found this study particularly interesting. I happened to read about it a couple of days after¬†hearing from a Brain Fitness Pro customer that he’d found the training really helped his guitar playing. I’d found the same thing with my piano playing.

I’d attributed this effect to the increased power I had to hold in my mind what I was playing at the same time as what I would be playing next. But I now wonder whether the enhanced musicianship might not also have something to do with the way the software trains both the aural and visual senses in a multi-tasking quantitative¬†mental task…