Listening and playing music produce powerful effects on the brain. Since 2006, neuroscientist Kiminobu Sugaya and world-renowned violinist Ayako Yonetani have been teaching the impact of brain function and human behavior. The benefits of music appreciation include stress and pain relief, greater wellbeing, and improved cognitive and motor skills. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Click below for a fascinating brain map identifying exactly how music positively impacts areas in the brain.