Music: This Is Your Brain On Music
"Musical training doesn't just improve your ear for music — it also helps your ear for speech. That's the takeaway from an unusual new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn't just get better at playing the trombone or violin; they found that playing music also helped kids' brains process language."
For me some of this seems like common sense. One thing for sure, findings like these just make it all the more unfortunate that the arts are having less and less of a role in public schools.
Read the rest of the outstanding NPR article HERE.