Music: Fine Tuning The Brain

11 10 2007


Music: Fine Tuning The Brain

Another small article from inquirer. I found a larger article about this.

Those violin lessons might not lead your child to Juilliard, but they could boost his verbal SAT scores. According to a study, children with consistent music training have better verbal memories than those who don’t play an instrument, and the advantage seems to endure even after they quit their lessons.

Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong studied 90 boys ages 6 to 15. Of the group, half had music training both from individual lessons and from participating in their school’s string orchestra. The other half had no musical training. When tested for verbal memory, the young musicians performed significantly better than their nonmusical peers…..

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