The Role of the Cerebellum

From a study by Neil Gordon: The most important function of the cerebellum may be to coordinate motor function so that movements can be performed smoothly, but there are others. It has been shown that the cerebellum is involved in Read More …

Musical Training Improves Some Measures of Autism

From a study by Boso M, Emanuele E, Minazzi V, Abbamonte M, Politi P: BACKGROUND: Data on the potential behavioral effects of music therapy in autism are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether a musical Read More …

Autistic Persons Might Understand Classical Music Better

From a study by L Mottron, I Peretz, and E Ménard: A multi-modal abnormality in the integration of parts and whole has been proposed to account for a bias toward local stimuli in individuals with autism (Frith, 1989; Mottron 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 …