Once again, an amazing post by Eric. More info at Newsweek and in the book This Is Your Brain on Music.
Music really is awesome for you. Let's take a look at everything music does
-Childhood musical training creates a sustained increase in IQ.
-Musical training improves math skills
-Musicians have a 10-15% larger corpus callosum, the brain structure connecting the left & right hemispheres
However, it has yet to improve musicians' ability to arrive on time. Bummer.