Music and brainpower: more evidence

Educators, parents and policy-makers, take note:

A new study by psychologists Katherine Sledge Moore and Pinar Gupse Oguz of Arcadia University and Jim Meyer of Elmhurst College finds that trained musicians, especially those whose training began early in life, score higher on tests of “fluid intelligence” – the ability to “think abstractly and solve problems,” Tom Jacobs reports for Pacific Standard magazine:

The researchers also found that “executive function” – planning, organizing and reaching goals – was enhanced even among amateur or less experienced musicians.


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