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ERIC Number: EJ983351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9924
Biological Impact of Music and Software-Based Auditory Training
Kraus, Nina
Journal of Communication Disorders, v45 n6 p403-410 Nov-Dec 2012
Auditory-based communication skills are developed at a young age and are maintained throughout our lives. However, some individuals--both young and old--encounter difficulties in achieving or maintaining communication proficiency. Biological signals arising from hearing sounds relate to real-life communication skills such as listening to speech in noisy environments and reading, pointing to an intersection between hearing and cognition. Musical experience, amplification, and software-based training can improve these biological signals. These findings of biological plasticity, in a variety of subject populations, relate to attention and auditory memory, and represent an integrated auditory system influenced by both sensation and cognition. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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