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July/August 2018: Research

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Research on stimulating environments' effect on the brain lands NEA grant for Colorado State University A group of Colorado State University faculty studying the effect that engaging environments have on the brains of aging adults and people with dementia has received a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to continue its work...
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Recent Research: September/October 2017

The rhythm of grammar Neuroscientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Music Cognition Lab have identified a correlation between good rhythm skills and a strong grasp of grammar in school-aged children. According to the lab's director Dr. Reyna Gordon, rhythmic patterns and sentence structures are similar in that they both unfold over time...
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Recent research: July/August 2017

Musicians react faster A new study suggests that professional musicians react more quickly than non-musicians when exposed to audio, tactile, and a combination of audio-tactile stimulations. According to researchers at the Université de Montréal, "These results suggest for the first time that long-term musical training reduces simple non-musical au...
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Music by heart: Tips on memorizing more efficiently

​ More than one hundred years ago, at a Paris book stall by the river Seine , a young German scientist had a flash of inspiration—an idea that changed our knowledge of human memory's mechanisms. Hermann Ebbinghaus wondered if memory and the process of forgetting could be measured scientifically, and, on his return to Germany, devised experimen...
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