You might be expecting an article about zombies based on the title—so sorry to disappoint those of you that are horror movie fans (and zombies scare the bajezus outta me.)
What I want you to do is check out this great article that Esther Inglis-Arkell at IO9 put together talking about just how much of our brains are activated by music, and how integral music can be to helping us retain knowledge. Here’s my favorite quote from the article: “Musicians do some of the hardest parts of our thinking for us, making it easy for us to pick up what they have pre-processed for us.”
So, all you music lovers out there: keep it up! Listening to and learning to music is a great workout for your brain— stay in shape!