Dubai university researches effect of music on children’s development

DUBAI // Research being carried out at the Canadian University Dubai is examining the effect of music on developing children’s brains. Dr Efthymios Papatzikis, professor of educational neuroscience, said that early years music interaction can improve the capacity for understanding and use of mathematical thought. The science also suggests that it can affect the development of the intellectual and emotional regions of the brain, as well as the structural and functional properties of the brainstem.“If we think about the things we remember best as a child – words and images in our school books, or songs and melodies that we sang or were sung to us – it’s far more likely that the sounds will be most remembered,” Dr Papatzikis said.“The reason is that our brains are ready, pre-wired as…


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