Summary from Learning & the Brain Society Newsletter - January 2015
Playing music to improve children's brains
University of Vermont
A University of Vermont College of Medicine child psychiatry team has published new research in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Matthew Albaugh, Ph.D., and graduate student research assistant Eileen Crehan, call their study "the largest investigation of the association between playing a musical instrument and brain development." The research continues Hudziak's work with the National Institutes of Health Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Study of Normal Brain Development. Using its database, the team analyzed the brain scans of 232 children ages 6 to 18. What they found is that musical training might also help kids focus their attention, control their emotions and diminish their anxiety.
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