Window of Opportunity? Adolescence, Music, and Algebra

  title={Window of Opportunity? Adolescence, Music, and Algebra},
  author={Barbara H. Helmrich},
  journal={Journal of Adolescent Research},
  pages={557 - 577}
Research has suggested that musicians process music in the same cortical regions that adolescents process algebra. An early adolescence synaptogenesis might present a window of opportunity during middle school for music to create and strengthen enduring neural connections in those regions. Six school districts across Maryland provided scores from the 2006-2007 administrations of the Maryland Algebra/Data Analysis High School Assessment. Findings from a sample of 6,026 adolescents showed that… 

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