European Journal of Developmental Psychology cover

Extra music training improves students’ visual and auditory memory

Researchers from the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany studied the influence of two years’ of school music training  on visual and auditory memory – both important aspects of memory that aid learning.

The study tested 10-year-old children who had just started an extended music curriculum (EMC) and children without EMC in visual and auditory memory, and retested the same children two years later to observe the effects of school music training. Children with EMC improved significantly in visual as well as in auditory memory, but such an improvement was not found in children without EMC.

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Taylor & Francis Online:

DETAILS:

BENEFIT: VISUAL & AUDITORY MEMORY
TARGET GROUP: CHILDREN
AGE: 10-YEAR-OLDS
MUSIC TYPE: GENERAL
TYPE OF STUDY: ACADEMIC RESEARCH
NOs INVOLVED: UNKNOWN
PERIOD OF STUDY: 2 YEARS
DATE: 2011
PLACE: GERMANY

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