Research has linked active music making with better language and math ability, improved school grades, better-adjusted social behavior, and improvements in "spatial-temporal reasoning," which is the foundation of engineering and science. Physicists mapping brain activity have even identified patterns that resemble musical notes.
Take a look at some of the exciting findings linked below, and check back often for new developments in this exciting field.
Biological Connection to Musical Activities Uncovered
Rauscher's Research Points to Link between Intelligence and Music
University of Munster Research: Exposure to Music Is Instrumental to the Brain Piano and Computer Training Boost Student Math Achievement, UC Irvine Study Shows
Study Explains Why Music Can Help Stroke Victims Regain Language Capabilities
Enhanced Learning Of Proportional Math Through Music Training And Spatial-Temporal Training
Keeping Mozart In Mind: Shaw Book Sets the Record Straight on the Mozart Effect
Gordon Shaw's M.I.N.D. Institute Promotes Music-Brain Research