Thursday 2 October 2008

Musical training enhances integration of the senses

Neurophilosophy : "piano training involving playing musical sequences leads to more reorganizational changes in the brain than does training involving listening alone. They also demonstrate that just 2 weeks of cross-modal musical training enhances connectivity between the sensorimotor and auditory regions of the brain. Their findings are published in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience."
More evidence that OHIP should be paying for music lessons. To be fair, though, they also found it was neuroplastically ok to just LISTEN to music, provided you DANCE while you do.