Art is good for your brain

Research from Germany suggests creating visual art is helpful in improving interactions between different parts of the brain. One group of volunteers spent 10 weeks in a hand-on visual art class while another attended art appreciation classes. The former group fared better in follow-up cognitive tests.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/08/how-art-changes-your-brain_n_5567050.html