Cognitive and Brain Consequences of Learning in the Arts
Saturday, May 29, 2010,
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Research investigating cognitive and brain changes as a function of arts learning will be discussed. We demonstrated structural brain changes after 15 months of musical training in early childhood, with brain changes correlated with musically-relevant behavioral changes. We demonstrated significant growth in theory of mind and empathy after 10 months of theater training.
Subject Area: Physiological/Neuroscience