Musical Training Improves Your Children's Speech, Reading, Vocabulary, and More... - Planet Green
Musical Training Improves Your Children's Speech, Reading, Vocabulary, and More...
New study shows neuroplasticity benefits from learning an instrument
'Music in Hospitals' is Good Medicine for Anyone - Planet Green - Features
The Nature article reviews literature showing, for example, that musicians are more successful than non-musicians in learning to incorporate sound patterns for a new language into words.
Children who are musically trained show stronger neural activation to pitch changes in speech and have a better vocabulary and reading ability than children who did not receive music training.
And musicians trained to hear sounds embedded in a rich network of melodies and harmonies are primed to understand speech in a noisy background.
They exhibit both enhanced cognitive and sensory abilities that give them a distinct advantage for processing speech in challenging listening environments compared with non-musicians. (Science Daily)