International Media Attention for Psychological Science Paper

Dr Judith Okely, Dr Katie Overy & Prof. Ian Deary published a paper in Psychological Science, August 2022, reporting findings suggesting that musical experience may contribute to healthy ageing: “Experience of Playing a Musical Instrument and Lifetime Change in General Cognitive Ability: Evidence from the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936”. The finding was picked up by the media and reported by The Economist, the BBC, The Guardian, The Times and 260+ international news outlets. See the full paper here: