As a new year approaches, the University of Notre Dame's John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2014.
Via Szabolcs Kósa
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A new study indicates that musical instruction for just a few years during childhood can have long-lasting benefits...
This post looks at a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience that finds that "just one to five years of experience playing music as a child was associated with an improved cognitive ability in processing complex sounds as a young adult."
This study supports the need for public education to provide music education, "[Along with] earlier research, we infer that a few years of music lessons also confer advantages in how one perceives and attends to sounds in everyday communication situations, such as noisy restaurants." For more information click through to the article.
Via Beth Dichter