BBBX – Modulate Attention

Welcome to our newest release, the BBB Explained video series. The next video in our series is on Modulating Attention. This video is a great advocacy tool for explaining how music learning can develop attention modulation skills, like identifying what to pay attention to and learning to ignore other distractions.

These videos are designed to focus on a single area of learning that music learning can enhance. We want to help parents, students and staff to better understand the impacts of music learning in brain development, so share these short videos through your social media feeds and emails.

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Loui, P., & Wessel, D. (2007). Harmonic expectation and affect in Western music: Effects of attention and training.
Perception & Psychophysics, 69(7), 1084–1092

Habibi, A., Cahn, B. R., Damasio, A., & Damasio, H. (2016). Neural correlates of accelerated auditory processing in
children engaged in music training. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 1–14.

Zuk, J., Benjamin, C., Kenyon, A., & Gaab, N. (2014). Behavioral and neural correlates of executive functioning in
musicians and non-musicians. PLOS ONE, 9(6), e99868

Fasano, M. C., Semeraro, C., Cassibba, R., Kringelbach, M. L., Monacis, L., de Palo, V., … & Brattico, E. (2019). Short term orchestral music training modulates hyperactivity and inhibitory control in school-age children: A
longitudinal behavioural study. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 750.

Hennessy, S. L., Sachs, M. E., Ilari, B. S., & Habibi, A. (2019). Effects of music training on inhibitory control and
associated neural networks in school-aged children: A longitudinal study. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, 1080.

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