Friday, October 29, 2010

Music and movement education enhances memory skills & retention and language development.

With the help of cat scans, we have been able to see what happens to the brain when listening to music. 

Each component of music affects a different part of the brain, 
e.g. a familiar song activates the left frontal lobe, timbre the right frontal lobe, and pitch the left posterior. 

One side of the brain processes the word while the other processes the music – activating the whole brain ensures higher retention in learning. 

Short-term memory has the ability to hold only seven bits of information. 
If bits of information are bonded together, as in a song, it can be processed as one piece. 

By condensing the information, the brain is able to receive and process more.


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