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Music, the Brain and Cognition

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Associations between Music Education, Intelligence, and Spelling Ability in Elementary School– University of Ulm (2011)

Longitudinal Analysis of Music Education on Executive Functions in Primary School Children – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, ArtEZ University of the Arts and the University of Amsterdam (2018)

Long-Term Positive Associations Between Music Lessons and IQ – University of Toronto

Music Education, Academic Achievement, and Executive Functions – University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, RTI International and Wolf Brown (2017)

Music Education Intervention Improves Vocal Emotion Recognition – University of Hull in the UK, the Levinsky College of Education and  Bar-Ilan University in Israel (2015)

Music Lessons Enhance IQ – University of Toronto Mississauga (2004)

Music Training Alters the Course of Adolescent Auditory Development – Northwestern University and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Music Training, Cognition, and Personality – University of Toronto Mississauga (2013)

Musical Training Influences Linguistic Abilities in 8-Year-Old Children: More Evidence for Brain Plasticity – Aix-Marseille-Universités and the Universidade do Porto (2009)

Orff-Based Music Training Enhances Children’s Manual Dexterity and Bimanual Coordination – University of Porto and Piaget Institute (2018)

Musician Plays Her Violin During Brain Surgery – NPR

The 18 Wonderful Ways Music Affects the Brain – NuMusician

Learning with music can change brain structure, says study

The project brought together researchers from the university’s Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, Clinical Research Imaging Centre and Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, and from clinical neuropsychology at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Want to ‘train your brain’? Forget apps, learn a musical instrument

he multimillion dollar brain training industry is under attack. In October 2014, a group of over 100 eminent neuroscientists and psychologists wrote an open letter warning that “claims promoting brain games are frequently exaggerated and at times misleading”.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/10673229.2011.549769

This Music Teacher Played His Saxophone While In Brain Surgery

Dan Fabbio was 25 and working on a master’s degree in music education when he stopped being able to hear music in stereo. Music no longer felt the same to him. When he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, he immediately worried about cancer. Fortunately, his tumor was benign.

Boost Memory and Learning With Music | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

Did you know you can boost memory and learning with music? When we heard a familiar song, we are often able to recall a moment from our past that is connected to that tune. Learn more on PBS KIDS for Parents.

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