Children Learning Musical Growing Smarter - Most people who want their children to be an artist, always brings his son to place the instrument course. Actually, it has an impact not on "being a musician or an artist", but there is research that says that children whose music will grow more intelligent than children who do not study music.
The team of researchers from Canada says that children who are taught music when he was 6 years old will be great in motor development.
"Because learning a musical instrument that requires coordination between the two hands with visual stimuli (visual) or audio (hearing) in the brain. Yet if the learning process has been carried out before the age of 7 years, it will tend to accelerate the maturation process of the connection between the motor and sensory regions in in the brain so as to create the foundations of a good musical training for children,"said lead researcher Virginia Penhune, professor of psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
"The younger the child when learning a musical instrument, the connectivity between the two aspects of it will get better,"he said as quoted by the Daily Mail, Saturday (02/16/2013).
The conclusion was obtained after 36 brain researchers observed that the average musician had played music in the same period and underwent a number of tests to determine the non-musical motor skills.
Participants were divided into two groups: participants who started learning music before the age of 7 years and after studying music. Then the results were compared with the results of tests on other participants (not the musician) who had received little formal musical training or no training at all.
From there it is known that: musicians who have studied music (before it reached the age of 7 years) to determine the timing (when learning a musical instrument) are more accurate, even after training in two days, compared to his fellow musicians or the participants who had never practiced instrument before.
At the same time, brain scans of musicians who studied music since childhood shows the addition of the white part of the corpus callosum in the brain. Corpus callosum itself is a group of nerve fibers that connects the left and right brain.
But the brain scans of participants who are not musicians and musicians who studied music after 7-year-old did not show any differences in brain development.
Nevertheless, Professor Penhune reminded that the course of this instrument does not necessarily change the kids into classical music composers or musicians for piano or violin was not so great impact on the development of children's ability as a musician because of differences in the specific skill and brain condition that follows.
Just because a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience is also testing motor skills in a non-musical participants, researchers may argue that the benefits of learning a musical instrument is more than able to play any musical instrument.