Initially, the human ear receives sound in the form of vibrations of sound waves. These waves are then processed in the ear as signals that will be delivered to the brain later. The next signal is sent to a part of the brain called the auditory cortex. The auditory cortex is responsible for capturing whatever sounds are heard, including music. The brain also perceives these signals as sound. At this moment you realize you are hearing sound or music from the ear. That’s why during your daughter’s next birthday, perhaps giving her custom music boxes can be a good idea.
A study started in 2012 by the Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at the University of Southern California with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), trying to prove the effects of music training on 80 children aged seven to eight years. The aim is to assess the cognitive, social and emotional development of children.
Three different groups were compared in the study, namely children in music training foundations, children in soccer training programs, and children in ordinary schools. The five-year research set a timetable for monitoring participants’ progress through a special examination.
Language and memory skills, the capacity to digest the music and speech of others, and the development of a child’s brain are important points that are measured and assessed. In order to strengthen the results, the researchers also conducted in-depth interviews with the participants’ families.
The results at the beginning of the study showed that there was no specific difference between the groups of children who routinely attended music training with the other two groups. Or in other words, children’s intellectual, motor, music, and social abilities tend to be the same in all groups.
Interestingly, these results did not last long because, after two years, changes in research results emerged. Yes, in fact, the children in the music group have a very accurate ability to detect changes in tone in the strains of different melodies.
Children who regularly participate in music training also have a much stronger brain response compared to their peers in other groups. In fact, brain development, especially the process of sound processing and development of language and mathematics they tend to be more rapid for the size of children his age.