(STUDY FINDS) -- HELSINKI, Finland — Here’s some research that’s sure to be music to the ears of folks who love to sing. Choir singing boosts brain function and creates a greater sense of togetherness, particularly in older people, according to a new study.
The findings suggest that joining a choir could help fight age-related cognitive decline and “chronic loneliness,” which affects around one in 10 older people. Singing could also be especially helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic, when people are under increased emotional strain.
“People have been singing together on balconies and from open windows to lift their mood,” says doctoral student and study co-author Emmi Pentikäinen in a statement.
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