Articles about Cognitive Development

Greasing the Skids of the Musical Mind: Connecting Music Learning to Mind Brain Education
General Music Today (Online) (2015) Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 5-11

Researchers suggest that musical training prepares the mind for learning; however, there are many obstacles to the implementation of research to practice in music education. The purpose of this article is to apply key principles of mind brain education to ...

The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Music Instruction on Intelligence and General Cognitive Abilities
Update (2015) Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 20-26

This article reviews research on the effects of music instruction on general cognitive abilities. The review of more than 75 reports shows (1) the consistency in results pertaining to the short-term effects of music instruction on cognitive abilities and the ...

Music, Culture and the Evolution of the Human Mind: Looking Beyond Dichotomies
Hellenic Journal of Music, Education & Culture (2013) Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. np

The origin of human musicality is often discussed within a dichotomous nature-or-culture framework. While most non-adaptationist views maintain this either/or perspective, recent developments in neuroscience and evolutionary theory are opening up "dual inheritance" models of music's origins. Many recent theories ...

Intellectual Development of Preservice and Novice Music Educators: A Review of Two Models and Their Use in the Literature
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2012) Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 50-62

Teaching is a complex process that demands a high level of cognitive or intellectual ability to face poorly structured challenges in education. Teacher education programs are responsible for preparing preservice teachers for meeting such challenges and developing their capacity for ...

Learning from Students, Learning from Music: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Reflected Through Musical-Perceptual Tasks

The purpose of this study was to investigate young children's perception of melodic construction in hope of finding clues about their broader cognitive development in non-musical domains. Following Jeanne Bamberger's example of musical-perceptual tasks with Montessori bells, four children aged ...