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The impact of music instruction on other skills

Frances H. Rauscher

in Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780199298457
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199298457.013.0023

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 The impact of music instruction on other skills

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This article examines how making music may actually enhance children's abilities in other domains of reasoning. The goal is to integrate what is known about the area and to provide a substantive conclusion about the issue. The article reviews studies on the effects of music instruction on cognitive abilities, neurological mechanisms, and cognitive transfer.

Keywords: music making; children's abilities; cognitive abilities; neurological mechanisms; cognitive transfer

Article.  5986 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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