This research on why beat synchronisation and language processing and reading skills are connected can only strengthen music education teaching and advocacy.
A study by staff at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and the University of Texas, raises the possibility that musical training may help offset age-related declines in brain volume in older adults.
Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor, and Travis White-Schwoch, senior data analyst, both at Northwestern University, argue that music education should be part of every child’s curriculum.
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.