Musical Training Can Accelerate Brain Development and Help With Literacy
Have you ever wondered why music easily calms you down when you are stressed? Music also makes babies sleep soundly and it brings out some familiar emotions within us. Given these, it is not impossible for music to have an effect on the brain and its development.
Musical training and inclination were found out to improve a person’s critical thinking abilities, language development in babies, memory and spacial learning.
According to a study, individuals who are musically inclined have better problem solving qualities and are able to focus better than those who don’t even like listening to music.
Musicians are also more adept at processing speech in environments where there are large amounts of background noise, possess a greater propensity for processing auditory signals that are in some way degradedand show an advantage over their musically naive counterparts when it comes to pitch detection in both music and language. Recent advances in technologies have also allowed researchers to probe into the neural (functional, structural and electrophysiological) underpinnings of these adaptations.
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