University of Texas at Arlington psychology researchers published and interesting research findings. They did sophisticated measurements of electrical activity of neurons in the brains of 14 musicians and 15 non-musicians. These tests proved, that musically trained people not only process linguistic materials faster than those without training, and have advantages in the working memory, but they process also non-verbal information faster.
As the researcher Dr. Heekyeong Park explained: “Our work is adding evidence that music training is a good way to improve cognitive abilities”.
See more at: http://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2014/11/music-memory.php#sthash.Aial2JGq.dpuf