The next few weeks are “go time” in my world, as the semester comes to an end. This leaves little time for blog posts. Therefore, I’m providing you with a quick December update of open-access articles related to music and function!
An article on the impact of early music experience on learning in children with hearing impairment:
Dastgheib, S.S., Riyassi, M., Anvari, M., Tayarani Niknejad, H., Hoseini, M., Rajati, M., & Ghasemi, M.M. (2013). Music training program: A method based on language development and principles of neuroscience to optimize speech and language skills in hearing-impaired children. Iran J Otorhinolaryngol, 25(71), 91-95. PMID: 24303426
An article questioning “shared” or “overlapping” networks for music in the brain:
Mattei, T.A., Rodriguez, A.H., & Bassuner, J. (2013). Selective impairment of emotion recognition through music in Parkinson’s disease: Does it suggest the existence of different networks for music and speech prosody processing? Front Neurosci., 12(7), 161. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00161. PMID: 24062634
An article on pleasurable music as it relates to learning:
Gold, B.P., Frank, M.J., Bogert, B., & Brattico, E. (2013). Pleasurable music affects reinforcement learning according to the listener. Front Psychol., 4, 541. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00541. PMID: 23970875