You will be amazed by how much neurological research is done in regards to music.
I just Googled neuroscience and... and music was the second auto fill selection. It's just that popular a combination. In the results for scholarly articles was the title "music, the food of neuroscience?" and it was cited 323 times by other researchers. (https://www.google.com/search?q=neuroscience+and+music&rlz=1C1OKWM_enUS779US779&oq=neuroscience+and+&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.13638j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)
If it's not something you wish to pursue yourself and another field within neuroscience intrigues you, by all means, follow it. But, never think you need to give up being a musician for any reason. It's a skill that will give you joy, provide stress relief, and make you life of the party no matter what your profession.
Be smart about it but, always follow your heart.
Judeanne recommends the following next steps:
- check out the research done on music in the field of Neuroscience.
- Never stop playing unless you stop enjoying it.
- Always follow your heart.