Open Access Articles – Dec 2013

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