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Are musicians better language learners?

Posted by [email protected] on October 23, 2016 at 7:25 AM

Here is an interesting article by Finnish author and musician, Liisa Henriksson-Macaulay. Her research suggests that music training is the only proven method to boost the full intellectual, linguistic and emotional capacity of a child. Even as little as one hour a week has proven to be beneficial. Henriksson-Macaulay explains that, since 95% of brain development occurs before the age of 7, music education at earlier ages produces children with higher enhanced language skills and the abilty to distinguish between subtle differences in pronuncuiation sounds.

According to the article, humans use of music predates their use of language which explains why our music and language neural networks have significant overlap. She makes mention of the Finnish education system in which music is given great importance, and which also produces multilingual competence.

She advocates a stress free and loving musical education, in which children should learn by playing.

Catch her rocking out  and going bonkers on her MV

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