Longitudinal Analysis of Music Education on Executive Functions in Primary School Children

This research by the VU University Amsterdam of almost 150 primary school children has found that those learning music benefit in cognitive abilities. Furthermore, the results indicate a positive influence of long-term music education on cognitive abilities such as inhibition and planning. Leadership Briefing (140)

Regardless of ability, they do better in language and memory tests and are better at planning and controlling their behaviour than classmates who do not have music lessons.

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