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21st century music education could keep disengaged young people in school, research says
A new four-year research project, by Birmingham City University and national music charity Youth Music, has highlighted the importance of music education for young people at risk of educational exclusion.
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Human brains have evolved to ‘prefer’ music and speech
What makes humans so different from other primates? Though our brains are similar, it seems that they react differently to various stimuli. New evidence suggests that human brains “listen” for musical pitch, a preference that scientists have not detected in
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Music helps to develop the neural networks of premature infants
In Switzerland, as in most industrialized countries, nearly 1% of children are born “very prematurely”, i.e. before the 32nd week of pregnancy, which represents about 800 children yearly. While advances in neonatal medicine now give them a good chance of
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Love of instrumental music is linked to intelligence, researchers say
From deejays to Debussy, it’s all brain food.
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Grime over Mozart? Better music lessons ‘changed my life’
A new study has shown that changing how music is taught in schools could boost attendance for struggling students.
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Hip hop is ‘best music for improving taste of cheese’
In case you needed any more proof that rock is dead, then this could be it…
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Musical training makes your brain better at paying attention
Musical training won’t just make you cool at get-togethers — it also gives you better control and focus over your attention, new research reports.
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Music was recognized as a tool to improve IQ level
Experiments have led scientists to unexpected results.
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