Thursday, August 21, 2008

Listening Makes the Musician

According to a recent study, listening to music "develops some amount of musical ability within the brain." Good news for the "mozart-for-babies" crowd.

""More and more labs are showing that people have the sensitivity for skills that we thought were only expert skills," explained Henkjan Honing, a researcher behind the study to Science Daily. According to the publication, "the UvA-study shows that listeners without formal musical training, but with sufficient exposure to a certain musical idiom... perform similarly in a musical task when compared to formally trained listeners.""

Read more about it here

Haven't we always known this?

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