Neuroscience

Babies mimic songs, study finds

Researchers and parents have long known that babies learn to speak by mimicking the words they hear. But a new study shows that babies also might try to imitate the singing they hear in songs.

Pediatrics

Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired

Finnish researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilising music to support the development of spoken language. The guidelines are suitable for the parents of children with hearing impairments, early ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to stop nagging your child to practise their musical instrument

It's 4pm on a Thursday, and your child is on the couch with the iPad. You need to leave for the weekly music lesson in half an hour. You can see dust has gathered on the piano (or the flute or the saxophone), and another ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mu­sic play­school en­hances chil­dren's lin­guistic skills

According to the research conducted at the University of Helsinki, weekly music playschool significantly improved the development of children's vocabulary skills. Several studies have suggested that intensive musical training ...

Genetics

Composing and arranging music partly genetically determined

The questionnaire study of musically educated individuals showed that music-related creative activities are more common in young generations in Finland. It may reBlect the change in availability of music or music education ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Jamming with toddlers trumps hitting the books

Playing music with toddlers could benefit their development even more than shared reading, according to University of Queensland research.

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