Music Training Enhances Children's Verbal Intelligence

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October 11th, 2011

"A just-published study from Canada suggests early music education stimulates a child’s brain, leading to improved performance in an entirely different arena—verbal intelligence.

"'These results are dramatic not only because they clearly connect cognitive improvement to musical training, but also because the improvements in language and attention are found in completely different domains than the one used for training,' said York University psychologist Ellen Bialystok, one of the paper’s co-authors. 'This has enormous implications for development and education.'"

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