Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Brain and Music

One thing I have learned over the years regarding the brain, while working with speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and vision therapy, as well as from lots of reading on the subject in my teacher training classes, is that the brain craves new experiences, deeper experiences. The brain wants the bar to be raised.  Here's a great  story about the brain and music. However it's not about merely listening to music. Instead it's about playing music.  Listening to music is passive, however playing  music is active. Whenever one actively engages in activity, especially in new ways, the brain explodes like fireworks. This is a positive thing which results in greater learning capacity! Instead of my verbosity, how about a clever 5 minute video that explains the effect of playing music on the brain. in a cute and easy to understand way? =)

 

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