Seeing Might Be Believing!

I’ve been blogging for years about the benefits of listening to classical music, and I’m happy to experiment on myself, but it’s sometimes hard to tell when something is working. However, being able to see a dramatic change in other Read More …

Name that Tune

From a study by Carney, Russell N. and Levin, Joel R.: Students enrolled in music appreciation and music history courses may find it difficult to remember composers’ names and the titles of their compositions — particularly when retrieval is prompted Read More …

Skills Acquired in Learning Music Generalize

From a study by Kaplan, RS and Steele, AL: The researchers analyzed data related to goals and outcomes over 2 program years for 40 music therapy clients, ranging in age from 2-49 years, with diagnoses on the autism spectrum. They Read More …

Playing an Instrument May Help Memory

From an article by Holden, Constance: Studying a musical instrument may bolster children’s ability to remember lists of words, according to a new study from Hong Kong. In the past 25 years, researchers have found correlations between music training and Read More …

Listening to Vivaldi Improves Cognitive Performance

From a study by Mammarella N., Fairfield B., Cornoldi C. in Aging Clin Exp Res. 2007 Oct;19(5):394-399 [online version not yet available]: BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Controversial evidence suggests that music can enhance cognitive performance. In the present study, we examined Read More …

It’s Never Too Late to Benefit from Music Lessons

From a study by Bugos JA, Perlstein WM, McCrae CS, Brophy TS, and Bedenbaugh PH : This study evaluates transfer from domain-specific, sensorimotor training to cognitive abilities associated with executive function. We examined Individualized Piano Instruction (IPI) as a potential Read More …

Mozart Improves Test Performance

From a study by M. Keyhani and M. Shariatpanahi: Materials and methods: Forty medical students randomly assigned to music and control groups. This randomization was performed in a way to maintain an equal sexual distribution between the two groups to Read More …

Musicians Have Greater Cortical Thickness

From a study by Patrick Bermudez, Jason P. Lerch, Alan C. Evans, Robert J. Zatorre: Subject groups were 53 non-musicians and 53 musicians (10 years or more of musical experience, 21 with absolute pitch). T1 MR images were RF inhomogeneity Read More …