Music Increases Intelligence – Part 1 of 3
Music Increases Intelligence. If Johnny doesn’t misappropriate to the violin, don’t fret. A new study challenges the widely held belief that music lessons can relief boost children’s intelligence. “More than 80 percent of American adults think that music improves children’s grades or intelligence,” study author Samuel Mehr, a graduate swotter in the School of Education at Harvard University, said in a university news release. “Even in the scientific community, there’s a general belief that music is important for these extrinsic reasons – but there is very dab evidence supporting the idea that music classes enhance children’s mental development”.
In this study, Mehr and his colleagues randomly assigned 4-year-old children to receive instruction in either music or visual arts. “We wanted to check-up the effects of the type of music education that actually happens in the real world, and we wanted to study the effect in young children, so we implemented a parent-child music enrichment program with preschoolers”.