Thursday, 17 April 2014
Are Musicians Better Language Learners?
Even just 1 hour a week of learning music is enough for the full brain benefits to take place.
Here's the science bit - "Training of this neural network may produce cross-modal effects on other behavioral or cognitive operations that draw on this network. Plasticity in this network may explain some of the sensorimotor and cognitive enhancements that have been associated with music training. These enhancements suggest the potential for music making as an interactive treatment or intervention for neurological and developmental disorders, as well as those associated with normal aging."
Interesting stuff, n'est-ce pas?
Read more on the story here