Music Gear News
Music instruments 'boost brain power' in children
Children who play music instruments from an early age not only benefit from acquiring a new skill but also boost the mental agility of their brain and improve their overall wellbeing, according to a neurobiologist.
Aniruddh Patel, a neurobiologist at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, was speaking at an event called Music and the Mind, which was attended by 40 school children, reported SignOnSanDiego.com.
He told the audience about a recent study that was done with a group of seven-year-old children who were learning how to play a music instrument and those who had no involvement.
The report found that those who played a music instrument developed more parts of their brain that deal with processing sounds and controlling complex movements than those who didn't play instruments.
Sundiata Kata, a music programme director from San Diego, who was at the talk, told the newspaper that a number of children she worked with suffered a lot of different traumas in their life and had low self-esteem.
She said: "By introducing music into their lives they’re able to start to feel good about themselves and feel a sense of accomplishment."
Researchers from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland recently reported that people who play music instruments as part of their therapy can show better signs of recovery than those who receive traditional treatment.
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 11:56 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9
With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal
With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before
A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.
Through registering with Focusrite you can expect a multitude a number of unique and exclusive plug-ins every month
Featuring a newly refurbished look and design, KRK deliver the goods once again
Recent Music News
Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.
Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school
A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection
With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas
Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever
Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One