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Extra music training improves students’ visual and auditory memory

5th May 2015

Researchers from the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany studied the influence of two years’ of school music training on visual and auditory memory – both important aspects of memory that aid learning.

The study tested 10-year-old children who had just started an extended music curriculum (EMC) and children without EMC in visual and auditory memory, and retested the same children two years later to observe the effects of school music training. Children with EMC improved significantly in visual as well as in auditory memory, but such an improvement was not found in children without EMC.

Read more on the Music Education Works website