Research Updates

Here at Bigger Better Brains we believe that through educating yourself, you can then educate and affect positive change in your community.

With all of the research in the field of neuromusical science, our BBB Research section serves as a content hub for you. We regularly share findings and break down the latest research to educate and inspire discussion. We hope you enjoy this page on our website and share BBB news with your colleagues, parents and students.

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  • Music processing uses something called top-down and bottom-up processing. Think about when we listen to music, we can appreciate the whole sound at the same time as identifying individual parts of the sound. With ADHD this processing, which requires synchronised timing inside our brains, is disrupted and leads to problems with attention and inhibition. The […]

  • Have you ever wondered what the connection between music and dyslexia might be? Researchers in Italy have provided a good description of the connection. “Since music and language share common mechanisms and the core deficit underlying dyslexia has been identified in difficulties in dynamic and rapidly changing auditory information processing, it has been argued that […]

  • Baby plays pots & pans with wooden spoons

    This article explains the newly discovered connection between dyslexia and rhythm so well I am going to quote it. “Prof Usha Goswami found that the dyslexia is not caused by children reading words incorrectly, but instead their inability to hear the rhythm of words when they are being spoken. Brain scans show that the metre […]

  • Autism research, as well as ADHD, dyslexia and auditory processing disorder research, are using music processing and music learning as a tool to better understand each condition. This is because listening to and learning music engages so many different structures and functions in the brain and is a tool to study connectivity and neuroplasticity. This […]

  • Music learning changes lives 🧠🎶⭐️ Learning music helped Jack learn to speak and to self regulate his behaviour! This is because music and language processing are overlapping neural networks in the brain. Learn more! Become a Bigger Better Brains member today! In addition, learning music is an excellent tool to teach us how to moderate […]

  • In this study, released by Florida International University, they found that group music classes affected overall competence, confidence, caring, character and connection 🧠🎶👏 “For years music and arts programs have been seen as important from the ‘access to the arts’ perspective, but not from the perspective of how crucial they are to the development of […]

  • How does drumming assist school children diagnosed with autism? Did you struggle to maintain your concentration when doing your homework? Maybe you should have learnt rock drum kit. In this study (see link) they found that 10 weeks of rock drum kit improved dexterity, rhythm, timing and the ability to maintain attention for children with […]

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