Childhood Music Lessons May Provide Speech Benefits For Adults

“This study suggests the importance of music education for children today and for healthy aging decades from now,” Nina Kraus, professor click here of neurobiology, physiology and olaryngology at Nortwestern University School of Communication, said in a press release . “The fact that musical training in childhood affected the timing of the response to speech in older adults in our study is especially telling because neural timing is the first to go in the aging adult,” she added. Researchers studied 44 healthy adults between the ages of 55 to 76. None of them had played an instrument in almost 40 years.
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