Music training improves verbal but not visual memory: cross-sectional and longitudinal explorations in children.

@article{Ho2003MusicTI,
  title={Music training improves verbal but not visual memory: cross-sectional and longitudinal explorations in children.},
  author={Yim-chi Ho and Mei-Chun Cheung and Agnes Sze Wah Chan},
  journal={Neuropsychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          439-50
        }
}
The hypothesis that music training can improve verbal memory was tested in children. The results showed that children with music training demonstrated better verbal but not visual memory than did their counterparts without such training. When these children were followed up after a year, those who had begun or continued music training demonstrated significant verbal memory improvement. Students who discontinued the training did not show any improvement. Contrary to the differences in verbal… CONTINUE READING

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