Tag: Music

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Universal Traits Have Been Discovered In Lullabies and Dance Music

According to a new study published in Current Biology, dance songs and lullabies from around the globe can be identified by most. Could people guess what songs are for used for dance or soothing a child by their sound alone, without any knowledge about their cultural context? In many ways, yes. Without cultural context or geographical indication, the public could identify dance songs… Read more →

POSITIVITY'S IMPACT ON THE CREATIVE BRAIN-JO-MICHAEL SCHEIBE

Positivity’s Impact on The Creative Brain

The creatively-minded are considered to be free-spirits or daydreamers, which purportedly sets them apart from pencil pushers and those interested in the sciences. However, did you know that there’s scientific evidence suggesting that anyone can be creative? More than that, did you know that ambiance and mental outlook are fundamental provocations when it comes to creative productivity? There are many components to what kind of environment… Read more →

How Music Aids Brain Development

  Music is a wonderful way to stimulate brain development in children from infancy through adolescence. Musical training is the best way to encourage this development, but even simple exposure can stimulate a child’s brain. Here are some of the ways that harmonized sounds help young brains. Infants Babies love musical instruments and lullabies. It turns out that these musical… Read more →

Wholehearted Attention, Part 1:

Teaching and learning tends to occur differently in music classrooms versus other classrooms. Other teachers have difficulty understanding the teaching process and in a standards-obsessed education climate as such, music activity is not always appreciated or understood and ultimately funded. Music classes do not lend to being part of a checklist. This does not mean that discrete objectives do not… Read more →

Music Lessons Spur Emotional and Behavioral Growth in Children

A new study finds that music training aids emotional and behavioral maturation in addition to the clear benefit of developing motor skills.  This recent study is one of the largest to investigate brain development of those who play instruments. Researchers at the University of Vermont College of Medicine used MRI’s (Magnetic Resonance Instruments) to analyze the brains of 232 healthy… Read more →