Musical training influences linguistic abilities in 8-year-old children: more evidence for brain plasticity.

@article{Moreno2009MusicalTI,
  title={Musical training influences linguistic abilities in 8-year-old children: more evidence for brain plasticity.},
  author={S. Manrique Moreno and Carlos Robalo Marques and Andreia Santos and Manuela Andrade Santos and S{\~a}o Lu{\'i}s Castro and Mireille Besson},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          712-23
        }
}
We conducted a longitudinal study with 32 nonmusician children over 9 months to determine 1) whether functional differences between musician and nonmusician children reflect specific predispositions for music or result from musical training and 2) whether musical training improves nonmusical brain functions such as reading and linguistic pitch processing. Event-related brain potentials were recorded while 8-year-old children performed tasks designed to test the hypothesis that musical training… CONTINUE READING

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