The Lasting Effects on the Brain of Childhood Music Study

A recent article on the website Red Orbit reported on a study of the brain function of people who studied music as children.  Even though the subjects of the study stopped their musical pursuits after only a few years, the study shows that the positive effects are lasting.  Those who studied music have, as expected, more robust brain responses to sound.  This extends beyond the realm of music into the realm of communication, and may even impact second language learning.  Read below for the full article.


April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In 1697, William Congreve wrote, “Music has charms to sooth a savage Beast.” According to a new study from Northwestern University, music has charms to improve the brain as well. The impact of music is a hot topic in research circles, and…



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