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Musical kids might be better at identifying statistical patterns
Musical kids might be better at identifying statistical patterns (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Kids with musical training may have an advantage when it comes to detecting statistical patterns, both audio and visual ones, a new study led by Macquarie University researchers has found. The results of the study, published in Clinical Neurophysiology, indicate ... Read More »

For emotional teens, this homework is music to their ears
For emotional teens, this homework is music to their ears (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Imagine receiving homework where the task is to “find a high-energy, pleasant song to share next week” and the goal of the subject is to achieve happiness. University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Dr Genevieve Dingle has been road-testing an intervention for adolescents exactly like ... Read More »

Managing drug risks at youth music festivals
Managing drug risks at youth music festivals (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Education and harm minimisation strategies such as pill testing should be considered as a means of reducing the most risky behaviour of illicit drug use at large music and youth festivals, a Flinders University public health and safety expert says. ... Read More »

Jamming with toddlers trumps hitting the books
Jamming with toddlers trumps hitting the books (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playing music with toddlers could benefit their development even more than shared reading, according to University of Queensland research. A UQ-led study has shown that music participation at home improves numeracy, prosocial skills and attention over and above the effects ... Read More »

Head-banging tunes can have same effect as a warm hug
Head-banging tunes can have same effect as a warm hug (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Extreme music – such as heavy metal – can positively influence those experiencing anger, a study by The University of Queensland has revealed. In contrast to previous studies linking loud and chaotic music to aggression and delinquency, research by UQ’s School ... Read More »

Exploring the power of music in children
Exploring the power of music in children (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Three music education leaders will present research at a public lecture this month showing the advantages children can gain from music. University of Queensland School of Music Head Professor Margaret Barrett said research confirmed the long-held belief that music had ... Read More »

Could Playing Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” and Other Music Improve Kids’ Brains?
Could Playing Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” and Other Music Improve Kids’ Brains? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who play the violin or study piano could be learning more than just Mozart. A University of Vermont College of Medicine child psychiatry team has found that musical training might also help kids focus their attention, control their emotions ... Read More »

Schools to change their tune about music learning
Schools to change their tune about music learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Building strong learning cultures and communities in schools through music is the focus of ‘Creating Music Cultures in Schools’, a book launched at the University Of Melbourne recently. Music therapist and researcher Professor Katrina Skewes McFerran explores the powerful influence ... Read More »

Learning is all a song in classrooms
Learning is all a song in classrooms (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Music teacher Aniko Debreceny brings song into learning. A music student is developing the first curriculum-based set of songs to help school students in Australia and beyond learn about ancient history. Charles Darwin University Masters student Aniko Debreceny said music ... Read More »

Pregnant women respond to music with stronger physiological changes in blood pressure
Pregnant women respond to music with stronger physiological changes in blood pressure (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Music can be soothing or stirring, it can make us dance or make us sad. Blood pressure, heartbeat, respiration and even body temperature – music affects the body in a variety of ways. It triggers especially powerful physical reactions in ... Read More »

 
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