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YOUR CHILD'S BRAIN
Updated: 8/25/2020
YOUR CHILD'S BRAIN
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  • YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN BY SHARON BEGLEY
  • A baby's brain is a work in progress, trillions of neurons waiting to be wired into a mind. The experiences of childhood, pioneering research shows, help the brain's circuits--for music and math, language and emotion
  • MUSIC AND NEURAL CIRCUITS
  • Last October researchers at the University of Konstanz in Germany reported that exposure to music rewires neural circuits.
  • In the brains of nine string players examined with magnetic resonance imaging, the amount of somatosensory cortex dedicated to the thumb and fifth finger of the left hand - the fingering digits - was significantly larger than in non players.
  • How long the players practiced each day did not affect the cortical map. But the age at which they had been introduced to their muse did: the younger the child when she took up an instrument, the more cortex she devoted to playing it.
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