Classical Music and Literacy

From Web MD : Sept. 24, 2007 — Learning music may help children’s communication skills more than studying phonics [emphasis added], according to a new study. The study shows musical training enhances the same processing skills in the brain and Read More …

Classical Music, Autism, and the Limbic System

A study by Natalia Kleinhans, Elizabeth Aylward, and Todd Richards shows that people with autism, Asperger’s, and PDD have brains that are wired differently. Eight individuals with autism, nine with Asperger’s, and two with PDD were shown series of pictures Read More …

Music Studies Reveal Startling Facts about Autism

From a study by P. Heaton, B. Hermelin, and L. Pring: Children with autistic spectrum disorders typically show impairments in processing affective information within social and interpersonal domains. It has yet to be established whether such difficulties persist in the Read More …

Classical Music – Like Going to the Gym for your Brain?

Some people are born without the corpus callosum, a structure residing between the two halves of the brain that facilitates communication between them. This is called “Agenesis of the corpus callosum” (AgCC) and is extremely rare but fairly well-studied. Older Read More …

Classical Music and Academic Success

I’ve often wondered, with the research that’s out there, why every parent in the world isn’t encouraging their children to take music or art lessons. I see the research on the news several times a month and yet somehow people Read More …

Classical Music : What it Means for the Web

A study by Christine Phillips published by the Software Usability Research Laboratory (SURL) at Wichita State University concludes that classical music provides increased focus and efficiency on computer-based tasks (in this case, ranking items in order of importance for survival Read More …