Music training linked to better understanding of speech (The Dana Foundation Website – 30 October 2009)

Dana_logo New research suggests that music education may help individuals understand speech better – and may lead to new treatments for different speech-related disorders.

Excerpt:

French author Victor
Hugo once wrote, “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words
and cannot remain silent.” A new study suggests that musical skills can
also help people understand spoken words buried in a noisy cacophony.
This ability may help explain why music training seems to help some
people with other forms of learning and could eventually lead to new
therapies for children with autism and older people with hearing
difficulty…

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