Music training for the development of auditory skills

Nina Kraus*, Bharath Chandrasekaran

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The effects of music training in relation to brain plasticity have caused excitement, evident from the popularity of books on this topic among scientists and the general public. Neuroscience research has shown that music training leads to changes throughout the auditory system that prime musicians for listening challenges beyond music processing. This effect of music training suggests that, akin to physical exercise and its impact on body fitness, music is a resource that tones the brain for auditory fitness. Therefore, the role of music in shaping individual development deserves consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-605
Number of pages7
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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