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Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (3) : 419-429     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00419
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The Effects of Music Training on Cognitive Abilities
WANG Hang1; JIANG Jun2; JIANG Cunmei1
(1 Music College, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China) (2 College of Education, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China)
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Abstract  

In modern society, more and more children receive music training in order to improve cognitive abilities. Focusing language, spatial, and mathematical abilities, the effects of music training on cognitive abilities were investigated. The results showed that although the relationship between music training and cognitive abilities was complex, music training not only was positively associated with language perception, language production, and spatial visualization abilities, but also could improve these cognitive abilities to a certain extent. The current findings may provide empirical evidence for music education.

Keywords music training      cognitive abilities      language ability      spatial ability      mathematical ability     
Corresponding Authors: JIANG Cunmei, E-mail: cunmeijiang@126.com   
Issue Date: 15 March 2015
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WANG Hang,JIANG Jun,JIANG Cunmei. The Effects of Music Training on Cognitive Abilities[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2015, 23(3): 419-429.
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