Drumming is High Performance Sport for the Brain

According to Christiane Northrup, M.D, “When you drum you access your entire brain. Research shows that the physical transmission of rhythmic energy to the brain actually synchronizes the left and right hemispheres. An example of a high-performance drumming activity is “crossover” or “cross-coordination,” polyrhythmical drumming patterns.  Crossing the midline of your body increases neurological activation and executive function. The more complex the rhythmical and movement patterns, the greater this effect will be.