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Invited Address

Cognitive and Brain Consequences of Learning in the Arts

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Ellen Winner

Ellen Winner
Boston College

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

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