About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Music Lessons During Childhood may Speed Up Brain Development in Kids

by Kathy Jones on February 14, 2013 at 8:34 PM
Font : A-A+

 Music Lessons During Childhood may Speed Up Brain Development in Kids

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals that giving music lessons to young children before they turn seven may help speed up their brain development.

According to the study, conducted by researchers at Concordia University and McGill University, the younger that the children are when they start taking music lessons, the stronger are the connections between the motor regions of the brain.

Advertisement

"Learning to play an instrument requires coordination between hands and with visual or auditory stimuli. Practicing an instrument before age seven likely boosts the normal maturation of connections between motor and sensory regions of the brain, creating a framework upon which ongoing training can build", lead researcher Virginia Penhune said.

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Turmeric: Magic Ingredient to Keep you Healthy in Winter
Top 7 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Healthy and Safer Thanksgiving 2021
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Parkinsons Disease Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment Height and Weight-Kids Brain Brain Facts Ataxia Raga Therapy for Healing Mind and Body Nutrition and Cognitive Development in Young Children Language Areas in The Brain Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ) 

Recommended Reading
Oligoarthritis
Most parents when told that their child has arthritis find it hard to believe it, as arthritis is .....
Mantra to Prevent Childhood Obesity – Vigorous Physical Activity
Being physically very active is the mantra to prevent pediatric obesity rather than concentrating .....
Parental Tips to Raise Your Child Right
Parents need to invest quality time in raising children and instill good values in their growing ......
Urinary Stones In Children
There is a wide misconception that only adults develop stones. On the contrary kidney stones are ......
Ataxia
Ataxia affects coordination. Gait becomes unstable and the patient loses balance. The cerebellum or ...
Language Areas in The Brain
The mechanism of how human brain processes the language to express and comprehend the verbal, writte...
Nutrition and Cognitive Development in Young Children
Nutrition plays an important role in cognitive development of children. Various mental assessment sc...
Parkinsons Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by progressive dopamine brain cells loss. ...
Raga Therapy for Healing Mind and Body
What is the idea behind music as a healing therapy? The position of Indian classical music in this g...
Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a psychological measure of human intelligence. Regular physical and me...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use