David Kirkpatrick

April 18, 2008

Music lessons strengthen brain

Filed under: Arts, Science — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:51 pm

I knew all that guitar practice would eventually pay off

From the link:

Taking music lessons can strengthen connections between the two hemispheres of the brain in children, but only if they practice diligently, according to a study reported here 14 April at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. The findings add to a long-running debate about the effects of musical training on the brain.

(Hat tip: KurzweilAI.net)



  1. Children who learn music theory at an early age on such instruments as a piano, violin, or guitar are 80% more likely to do better in school, and in life. It’s proven. And it makes you wonder why they keep cutting educational budgets, the first being to get the axe are usually creative programs like music, or art.

    Comment by dushey — April 18, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

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