A study by researchers at Northwestern University suggests that rhythm training may boost literacy, because it engages sensory-motor systems that are important in the processes
The ability to synchronise with a beat could indicate how well children of pre-school age will develop their future reading skills.
The results of Northwestern University research published in 2015 show that music training is related to the development of selective attention and inhibitory control.
New music education research from the USA claims that children who have confidence in their own musical abilities are more likely to continue their music education than those with a poor ‘musical self-concept’.
The Rock ‘n’ Read Project in Minnesota uses proven, research-based strategies which help children to read at their grade level through singing.
The findings of a Northwestern University study in 2013 demonstrate that accurate beat-keeping involves synchronization between the parts of the brain responsible for hearing as well as movement.
The value of music classes to teenagers at a detention centre in Chicago.
The results of a research project by Northwestern University, published in July 2015, suggest that music training, begun as late as high school, may help improve the teenage brain’s responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills.
A report by Dr Nina Krauss and Jessica Slater of Northwestern University concludes that music and language are two sides of the human communication coin.
A study by Dr Nina Krauss and Dana L Strait at Northwestern University concludes that musician children and adults demonstrate biological distinctions in auditory processing relative to nonmusicians.
A study by researchers led by Dr Nina Kraus of Northwestern University suggests that music training can help people’s auditory attention to mature during pivotal developmental years and is believed to provide the first direct evidence of a ‘biological index for enhanced selective auditory attention in young musicians’. The researchers say that is an important consideration for educators and educational policy-makers involved in curriculum design.
Dr. Nina Kraus discusses ongoing work at the Auditory Neuroscience Lab examining the benefits of music making on the brain. See also the following pages