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Music Training Primes Nervous System and Boosts Learning
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A review by Northwestern University researchers pulls together converging research from scientific literature linking musical training to learning that spills over to skills including language, speech, memory, attention and even vocal emotion.

Children with learning disorders are particularly vulnerable to the deleterious effects of background noise, according to the article. "Music training seems to strengthen the same neural processes that often are deficient in individuals with developmental dyslexia or who have difficulty hearing speech in noise."

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