The Impact of Neuroscience on Music Education Advocacy and Philosophy

This content analysis examines how philosophy and advocacy articles published between 2005 and 2010 were influenced by current neuroscience research. The contents of twelve journals were explored, resulting in the inclusion of forty-five articles in this analysis. Recently, there has been a growing interest in neuroscientific research on music. Articles were coded for latent content and emerging themes to determine if this interest has begun to be expressed in philosophy and advocacy writings. The educational implications and issues of using neuroscientific findings are addressed, and recommendations are offered for using future research for advocacy purposes.

Journal Arts Education Policy Review
Year 2011
Volume 112
Issue 4
Pages 206-213

Peterson, Amber D. (2011) The Impact of Neuroscience on Music Education Advocacy and Philosophy. In: Arts Education Policy Review, Vol. 112, No. 4, pp. 206-213. Available at


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