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Music and Individual Development: A Cognitive Neuroscientific Perspective

CHEN Xian;NAN Yun   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
  • Received:2009-09-08 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2010-08-15 Published:2010-08-15
  • Contact: NAN Yun

Abstract: The perception of music starts early in human life. Research from cognitive neuroscience indicates that music has profound impact on individual development. Musical experience modulates the way brain processes information, affecting the development of language, spatial, and motor functions. The current review draws on recent research in cognitive neuroscience of music, focusing on the influence of music upon brain development.

Key words: music, development, cognitive neuroscience