Recent research shows that listening to music improves our mental well-being and boosts our physical health in surprising and astonishing ways. ___16___. Here are some amazing scientifically-proven benefits of being hooked on music.
Music reduces depression
More than 350 million people suffer from depression around the world. A study by Hans Joachim Trappe in Germany demonstrated that music can benefit patients with depressive symptoms, depending on the type of music. ___17___, but techno and heavy metal brought people down even more. The next time you feel low, put on some classical or meditative music to lift your spirits.
Research shows that taking music lessons predicts higher academic performance and IQ in young children. In one study, 6-year-olds who took keyboard or singing lessons in small groups for 36 weeks had significantly larger increases in IQ and standardized educational test results than children who took either drama lessons or no lessons. ___19___.
Music keeps your brain healthy in old age
A study with healthy older adults found that those with ten or more years of musical experience scored higher on cognitive tests than musicians with one to nine years of musical study. The non-musicians scored the lowest. Business magnate Warren Buffet stays sharp at age 84 by playing ukulele. ___20___.
A.To help them achieve academic excellence, encourage them to sing or play an instrument.
B.Music raises IQ and academic performance.
C.It’s never too late to play an instrument to keep you on top of your game.
D.Meditative(冥想的) sounds and classical music lifted people up.
E.Music strengthens learning and memory.
F.Musical training can help raise our IQ and even keep us sharp in old age.
G.Music can make you happy every day.
答案 16—20 FDBAC