Parents aware of how music training can boost their children’s cognitive development may be eager to get them into a practice room as early as possible. But new research suggests there may be an advantage to holding off for a few years.
It reports that, faced with a complex decision-making task, participants who began musical training after age eight made better choices than those who started earlier, or never took lessons at all. Full story.
Tom Jacobs (Pacific Standard) / September 5, 2017