Music education key to raising literacy and numeracy standards

Instead of agonising over why Australian students can’t or won’t study maths or science perhaps we should concentrate on improving the nation’s cognitive capacity via music lessons. Is the answer to the complex issue of raising literacy and numeracy standards just about giving more “prime learning” time and emphasis in every school day to these […]

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Roll over Beethoven: Only Mozart’s music boosts the brain, say scientists

LISTENING to Mozart can increase the brain wave activity linked to memory, understanding and problem-solving, scientists have found. However, no such increases were apparent after the subjects listened to Beethoven, suggesting there is something about the effect of Mozart’s music in particular on our minds. The researchers, from Sapienza University of Rome, said it appeared […]

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