The next time your kiddo complains about music class give them this good news:
It’s making them smarter!
New research published by Frontiers in Neuroscience reveals how and why musical training improves memory and attention in children. Scientists worked with 40 boys and girls, half of whom had significant musical training while their counterparts had none. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while the participants completed attention and working memory tasks, researchers found significant neural activation differences in the two groups. Violin lessons, anyone?
By Terissa Michele Miller, MS Psy
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