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From the Ted Talk "Anita Collins: How playing an instrument benefits your brain"

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Because making music also ________ crafting and understanding its emotional content and message, musicians often have higher levels of executive ________, a category of interlinked tasks that includes planning, strategizing, and attention to ______ and requires simultaneous analysis of both cognitive and _________ aspects. This _______ also has an impact on how our memory systems ____. And, indeed, musicians _______ enhanced memory functions, creating, storing, and retrieving memories more quickly and ___________. _______ have found that musicians appear to use their highly connected brains to give each memory multiple ____, such as a conceptual tag, an emotional tag, an audio tag, and a contextual tag, like a good Internet search engine.

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  1. function
  2. exhibit
  3. ability
  4. tags
  5. work
  6. detail
  7. emotional
  8. studies
  9. involves
  10. efficiently

Original Text

Because making music also involves crafting and understanding its emotional content and message, musicians often have higher levels of executive function, a category of interlinked tasks that includes planning, strategizing, and attention to detail and requires simultaneous analysis of both cognitive and emotional aspects. This ability also has an impact on how our memory systems work. And, indeed, musicians exhibit enhanced memory functions, creating, storing, and retrieving memories more quickly and efficiently. Studies have found that musicians appear to use their highly connected brains to give each memory multiple tags, such as a conceptual tag, an emotional tag, an audio tag, and a contextual tag, like a good Internet search engine.

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