Friday, November 18

Sound of Music Gives Feel for Language

I quietly scoffed at my sister's "Baby Einstein" cd she plays while nursing her newborn. But maybe there's something to it. From ScienceNOW:
Some parents play Mozart for their infants, hoping to instill genius, or at least give them a leg up when they start school. While the strategy has been discounted as a path toward early achievement, musicians may have an edge over nonmusicians when distinguishing between speech sounds. The results may help explain how music therapy sometimes aids children struggling with language and reading....
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