Art Is Good For Your Brain, Study Says
According to this article in the Huffington Post, based on new cognitive research from Germany, the study claim that “the production of visual art improves effective interaction” between parts of the brain.
Conducted on a small population of newly retired individuals between the ages of 62 and 70, the 10-week fMRI based study concluded that making art could delay or negate age-related decline of brain functions. Patients were found to have significant improvement in psychological resilience and increased levels of functional connectivity vs. the control group. Read more about the study here.