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  • Do men and women hear differently? Maybe. This report speaks on the lack of auditory processing differences at birth and in young children, but how differences may appear in adolescents as puberty changes our brains and bodies. This research has interesting implications – it may contribute to our understanding of why males seem more vulnerable […]

  • We are sharing this again because it is just so good. Music-making and music sharing is such a vital and natural part of children’s play and this study shows that. “Science has shown that musicโ€™s effect on the brain is particularly strong, with studies demonstrating an improvement in IQ among students who receive music lessons. […]

  • Here is one of those research sentences that are so useful when we are explaining how music learning impacts on every child’s development. “The results suggest that systematic extracurricular programs, particularly music-based training, may accelerate the development of inhibitory control and related brain networks earlier in childhood.” This research paper is reporting on the progress […]

  • It has been widely publicised that the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the U.S. has just awarded the Sound Health Initiative $20 million over the next 5 years to look into the health and learning benefits of music and music learning. Read more about this in October’s member package! Firstly, this is an enormous […]

  • Well of course it does! This is a great study, not just because it is about jazz learning and improvisation, but also because it is asking the very important question – is all music learning beneficial for brain development or only some types of music learning. Get your students talking about the affects of their […]

  • This is not new, but recent research helps us understand why it works. The abstract says “The primary musical features of infant-directed singing are ideal for emotional coordination and sharing between parent and infant without the risk of over-stimulation.” Check out our posters designed to get your students talking about the benefits of music! What […]

  • How efficiently is your brain working today? ๐Ÿง ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽป๐Ÿ˜ƒ Music learning trains the brain to use less brain resources when compared with non musically trained people (and in this case those who are also bilingual). The cognitive function featured in this article is working memory, which is the part of our brain that is important for […]

  • Music and speech – two peas in a babyโ€™s brain pod ๐Ÿง ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ In this study they found that 9 month old babies who had one month of exposure to directed music listening improved not only their auditory processing of music but also their language. So little time, so much benefit! ๐Ÿง ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ—ฃ Become a BBB Member […]

  • Want to ‘train your brain’? Forget apps, learn a musical instrument! ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽป We have shared this article because it is a good way to look at the impact of music learning on the brain when compared to the more modern and technological approaches to brain development, enhancement or improvement. Imagine a poster set that shows […]

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