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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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Marie, Celine; Delogu, Franco; Lampis, Giulia; Belardinelli, Marta Olivetti; Besson, Mireille – Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2011
A same-different task was used to test the hypothesis that musical expertise improves the discrimination of tonal and segmental (consonant, vowel) variations in a tone language, Mandarin Chinese. Two four-word sequences (prime and target) were presented to French musicians and nonmusicians unfamiliar with Mandarin, and event-related brain…
Descriptors: Musicians, Expertise, Mandarin Chinese, Tone Languages
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Bhide, Adeetee; Power, Alan; Goswami, Usha – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
There is growing evidence that children with reading difficulties show impaired auditory rhythm perception and impairments in musical beat perception tasks. Rhythmic musical interventions with poorer readers may thus improve rhythmic entrainment and consequently improve reading and phonological skills. Here we compare the effects of a musical…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Intervention
Howard, Pierce J. – 2000
This book discusses what is known about the brain and memory storage and how people can improve their recall of information. There are 10 parts with 37 chapters. Part 1, "Forming a Foundation: The Context for Using Your Owner's Manual," includes topics like brain basics and brain imaging. Part 2, "Wellness: Getting the Most Out of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Aging (Individuals), Alzheimers Disease, Attention Deficit Disorders
Dombrower, Jule; And Others – 1982
Part of a program to increase the academic growth of preschool and primary grade students through the utilization of brain hemisphere research, this volume contains lessons designed to improve basic reading skills. Material is divided into two sections. Section 1 contains 17 activities to develop letter and word recognition. In activities 1-12,…
Descriptors: Cerebral Dominance, Cognitive Development, Concept Teaching, Instructional Materials
Bender, William N.; Waller, Laura – Solution Tree, 2011
In "RTI & Differentiated Reading in the K-8 Classroom," the authors argue that whole-group reading instruction in general education classes is no longer an appropriate learning environment. They outline three innovations that educators can integrate to dramatically improve reading instruction from kindergarten through the upper elementary…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Reading Instruction, Study Guides
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Strait, Dana L.; Parbery-Clark, Alexandra; Hittner, Emily; Kraus, Nina – Brain and Language, 2012
For children, learning often occurs in the presence of background noise. As such, there is growing desire to improve a child's access to a target signal in noise. Given adult musicians' perceptual and neural speech-in-noise enhancements, we asked whether similar effects are present in musically-trained children. We assessed the perception and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Auditory Perception, Musicians, Short Term Memory
D'Alesio, Rosemary; Scalia, Maureen T.; Zabel, Renee M. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this action research project was to improve student vocabulary acquisition through a multisensory, direct instructional approach. The study involved three teachers and a target population of 73 students in second and seventh grade classrooms. The intervention was implemented from September through December of 2006 and analyzed in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 7, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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Rauscher, Frances H. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1999
Presents research on the effects of music instruction on spatial-temporal reasoning in children. Summarizes past studies that tested whether music training transfers to spatial-temporal task performance. A work-in-progress focuses on whether music training can improve economically-disadvantaged preschoolers' abstract reasoning and why…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research
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Aheadi, Afshin; Dixon, Peter; Glover, Scott – Psychology of Music, 2010
The "Mozart effect" occurs when performance on spatial cognitive tasks improves following exposure to Mozart. It is hypothesized that the Mozart effect arises because listening to complex music activates similar regions of the right cerebral hemisphere as are involved in spatial cognition. A counter-intuitive prediction of this hypothesis (and one…
Descriptors: Music, Listening, Context Effect, Brain Hemisphere Functions
Mardirosian, Gail Humphries; Lewis, Yvonne Pelletier – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Professors from American University and artists and educators from Imagination Stage, a children's theater and arts-education organization in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, have combined their intellectual and artistic strengths over the past 12 years to create an arts-integrated educational program for elementary and secondary schools throughout the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Imagination, Visual Arts, Art Education
Campbell, Don – 2000
The Mozart Effect is defined as the ability of Mozart's music to temporarily heighten listeners' spatial awareness and intelligence, to improve listeners' concentration and speech abilities, and to advance reading and language skills. This book provides information about the ways in which the rhythm and tone components of music can enhance…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Health, Children, Cognitive Development
Brophy, Tim – 1992
This review of the role of music in public education in the United States begins with an account of the early developments of music education, and traces this role and its transformation throughout U.S. history. At first none of the arts constituted a substantial part of the materials of public pupil education. Music did not become part of the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Educational History, Music, Music Education
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Noble, James M.; Hedmann, Monique G.; Williams, Olajide – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Background: Dementia health literacy is low among the public and likely poses a significant barrier to Alzheimer's disease (AD) symptom recognition and treatment, particularly among minority populations already facing higher AD burden. We evaluated the pilot phase of a novel AD health education program, Old SCHOOL (Seniors Can Have Optimal…
Descriptors: Music, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Dementia
Baptista Nunes, Miguel, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2014, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Lisbon, Portugal July 15-19, 2014). The e-Learning 2014 conference aims to address the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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