Friday, November 07, 2008

Values of early music training.

Forgeard et al. show that children who receive at least three years of instrumental music training outperform their control counterparts on auditory discrimination abilities and fine motor skills, as well as vocabulary and nonverbal reasoning skills. They did not confirm a suggestion from previous research that music training enhances heightened spatial skills, phonemic awareness, or mathematical abilities.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Interesting.

    Dan Howitt

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  2. Thanks for posting this! I'll be featuring this research soon on my classical music bliki in the classical music/neuroscience section, with, of course, a link back to your blog showing where I originally found it.

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  3. Dan Howitt7:44 PM

    Great site. http://www.wikyblog.com/CynthiaWunsch

    Dan Howitt

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