Hard-Wired for Music

8 Jun

Just yesterday, someone asked me, “So, why is music important for our children?” There are many answers to this question, and I’ll pose other answers at other times, but for today this answer is this: “Science all but confirms that humans are hard-wired to respond to music…[and] music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function,” (‘The Power of Music’ to Affect the Brain, NPR, 6/1/2011). It’s a short article (on a longer book that’s going on my must-read list), and here’s the link: http://www.npr.org/2011/06/01/136859090/the-power-of-music-to-affect-the-brain.

Since we’re hard-wired for music, just like we’re hard-wired for talking and walking, why in the world would we not want our children to develop musically? We wouldn’t want them to not talk, or not walk, would we?

Ooohhh, I’m excited to read this book!

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