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Johnston, Elizabeth; Rasmusson, Xeno; Foyil, Barbara; Shopland, Patricia – Cogent Education, 2017
Content analysis of 35 family members stories found that sharing individualized music enhanced memory, mood and provided interactive opportunities, where family members connected and communicated with relatives who had dementia. Technology supports a positive new role for family members, who often use MP3 players (e.g. iPods), headphones,…
Descriptors: Family Role, Dementia, Music, Communication Strategies
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Jacobi, Bonnie Schaffhauser – General Music Today, 2016
Incorporating surprise into music instruction can stimulate student attention, curiosity, and interest. Novelty focuses attention in the reticular activating system, increasing the potential for brain memory storage. Elementary ages are ideal for introducing novel instruments, pieces, composers, or styles of music. Young children have fewer…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Music Activities
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Sullivan, Jill M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine how women music teachers became the United States' first female military band directors. Interviews with seventy-nine World War II military bandswomen revealed that seven of the ten chosen female directors were music teachers prior to their enlistment in the Army, Coast Guard, or Marines--band and…
Descriptors: Females, Administrators, Armed Forces, Music Activities
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Patel, Aniruddh D.; Morgan, Emily – Cognitive Science, 2017
The online processing of both music and language involves making predictions about upcoming material, but the relationship between prediction in these two domains is not well understood. Electrophysiological methods for studying individual differences in prediction in language processing have opened the door to new questions. Specifically, we ask…
Descriptors: Correlation, Psycholinguistics, Music, Language Processing
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Werner, Riah – TESOL Journal, 2018
This article proposes a theoretical foundation and practical strategies for incorporating pedagogical songs and corresponding gestures into the language classroom. Music and movement are connected to verbal memory, which is a key component of language learning. Music and language are processed in the same areas of the brain, and recent empirical…
Descriptors: Music, Memory, Mnemonics, Teaching Methods
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Henderson, Julia – Research in Drama Education, 2019
The autobiographical shows "The Waiting Room" (by John Mann and Morris Panych), and "Sonic Elder" (by Vancouver's The Chop Theatre), both featured performers with dementia or marked age-related memory loss who performed rock music live on stage. These professional Canadian productions used a dramaturgical approach…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Drama, Performance, Dementia
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Swaminathan, Swathi; Schellenberg, E. Glenn; Venkatesan, Kirthika – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2018
We sought to clarify whether the positive association between music lessons and reading ability is explained better by shared resources for processing pitch and temporal information, or by general cognitive abilities. Participants were native and nonnative speakers of English with varying levels of music training. We measured reading ability…
Descriptors: Music Education, Correlation, Reading Ability, Cognitive Ability
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O'Callaghan, Clare C.; McDermott, Fiona; Hudson, Peter; Zalcberg, John R. – Death Studies, 2013
This study examines music's relevance, including preloss music therapy, for 8 informal caregivers of people who died from cancer. The design was informed by constructivist grounded theory and included semistructured interviews. Bereaved caregivers were supported or occasionally challenged as their musical lives enabled a connection with the…
Descriptors: Grief, Coping, Caregivers, Semi Structured Interviews
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Houston, David; Haddock, Geoffrey – Psychology of Music, 2007
Previous research suggests that memory for music possesses a number of similarities to the more frequently studied modalities of verbal and visual memory. The present study addresses a yet uninvestigated factor involved in the memory for music: mood. Specifically, the study explored whether a mood-congruency effect is attained using major and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Correlation, Music, Memory
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Martens, Marilee A.; Jungers, Melissa K.; Steele, Anita L. – Neuropsychologia, 2011
Williams syndrome (WS) is a neurogenetic developmental disorder characterized by an increased affinity for music, deficits in verbal memory, and atypical brain development. Music has been shown to improve verbal memory in typical individuals as well as those with learning difficulties, but no studies have examined this relationship in WS. The aim…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Neurological Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Memory
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Stanutz, Sandy; Wapnick, Joel; Burack, Jacob A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Background: Pitch perception is enhanced among persons with autism. We extended this finding to memory for pitch and melody among school-aged children. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate pitch memory in musically untrained children with autism spectrum disorders, aged 7-13 years, and to compare it to that of age- and…
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Adolescents
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Ho, Wai-Chung – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2013
This study explores how the government of mainland China values Chinese nationalism as a component of its historical memory and traces its relationship with music education from the twentieth century to the global age within broader social contexts. In a rapidly commercializing and modernizing China, nationalism remains the main driving force…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Government Role, Nationalism
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Stalinski, Stephanie M.; Schellenberg, E. Glenn – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2013
Emotions have important and powerful effects on cognitive processes. Although it is well established that memory influences liking, we sought to document whether liking influences memory. A series of 6 experiments examined whether liking is related to recognition memory for novel music excerpts. In the general method, participants listened to a…
Descriptors: Music, Memory, Affective Behavior, Emotional Response
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Fassbender, Eric; Richards, Deborah; Bilgin, Ayse; Thompson, William Forde; Heiden, Wolfgang – Computers & Education, 2012
Game technology has been widely used for educational applications, however, despite the common use of background music in games, its effect on learning has been largely unexplored. This paper discusses how music played in the background of a computer-animated history lesson affected participants' memory for facts. A virtual history lesson was…
Descriptors: Music, Familiarity, Recall (Psychology), History Instruction
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Hodges, Donald A.; Wilkins, Robin W. – Music Educators Journal, 2015
What scientific evidence can music educators share with their community stakeholders concerning how and why music moves us so powerfully? Five key points derived from recent psychological and neuroscientific findings are (1) Network Science is a new technique that allows researchers to examine the brain's interconnectivity as people listen to…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Music Activities, Music Appreciation
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