Music is the answer: “Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. It is thought that brain development continues for manyyears after birth. Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds.” Carolyn Phillips, Norwalk Youth Symphony, CT.
Glenn Schellenberg from the University of Toronto in Canada, directly addressed if musical ability makes a person smarter. Such assessments concerning children are always difficult because of the influence of other factors, such as parental income and education. Nevertheless, he found that passive listening to music seems to help a person perform certain cognitive tests, at least in the short run.Actual music lessons for kids, however, leads to a longer lasting cognitive success.