Monday, March 23, 2009

Music Trains the Brain

A very short piece in the 13 March 2009 Science says those who learned music at a young age are best at making more nuanced interpretations of orally-expressed emotions. Just one more reason to teach music starting in Kindergarten. One has to wonder why, with all the information out there about the cognitive and educational benefits of learning music, our rulers (I have decided to just be honest from now on and call them our rulers, since we sit back and allow them to do whatever they want to us) not only don't push for more musical training, but seem to specifically target music for cuts.


John said...

Kids don't have time to learn music. They're busy taking classes on how to pass multiple choice tests, or getting suspended for play fighting.

God help us all.

Troy Camplin said...

It gets worse. A school has just now banned touching of any kind. Well, that should create more sociopaths and fighting, now shouldn't it?