Bilinguals and musicians use fewer brain resources when completing a working memory task.
Using brain functional imagery, musicians remembered the type of sound presented to them faster than non-musicians, while bilinguals and musicians performed better on locating the source of a sound.
Bilinguals performed about the same as individuals who spoke only one language and were not musicians on remembering the sound, but they showed less brain activity when completing the task.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018 May 17