Music Instruction Aids Verbal Memory

Those piano lessons pay off in unexpected ways. According to a study cited in the American Psychological Associationnumerous studies, children with music training had significantly better verbal memory that their counterparts without such training. Plus, the longer the training, the better the verbal memory. These findings underscore how, when experience changes a specific brain region, other skills that region supports may also benefit. The more that music training stimulates the left brain, the better that side can handle other assigned functions, such as verbal learning. Music training during childhood is a kind of sensory stimulation that somehow contributes to the reorganization and development of the left brain temporal lobe.

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