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  • The Brain and the Arts
  • The Arts Are Basic To The Human Experience
    • The Arts Develop Cognitive Growth in:
    • The perception of relationships.
    • An attention to nuance.
    • Perspective problems can have solutions, and questions leading many answers.
    • The ability to shift goals in process.
    • The permission to make decisions in the absence of a rule.
    • The use of imagination as the source of content.
  • Impact Of The Arts On Student Learning and Behavior
    • Arts Education and Arts Integration
    • SAT Scores-higher as a result of taking art
    • Disaffected Students –reaching students not otherwise reached
    • Different Learning Styles-a way to appeal to students who are not engaged
    • School and Classroom Climate-transforms the environment for learning.
    • Is Music Inborn?
    • All cultures sing and associate certain meanings and emotions with music
    • Infants use music as a retrieval cue. They can also categorize rhythmic and melodic patterns and preschool children spontaneously use music in communication and play.
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  • Effects of Listening to Music Versus Creating Instrumental Music
    • How the Brain Listens to Music
    • Cells in the cochlea respond to different frequencies and their signals are mapped out in the auditory cortex.
    • Music can be imagined because people have stored representations of songs and sounds.
    • The Benefits of Listening to Music
    • Listening to music can boost immune function in children.
    • Music can directly influence blood pressure, pulse, and the electric activity of muscles.
    • Improve spatial-temporal reasoning.
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  • “ Continue”
    • Creating Music
    • Making music provide many cerebral advantages .
    • Learning to play a musical instrument challenges the brain in new ways.
    • Benefits of Creating Music
    • Improve spatial-temporal reasoning
  • Does Creating Music Affect Ability in Other Subjects?
    • Music and Mathematics
    • Math and music are closely connected.
    • Concepts that are basic to music :
    • -Patterns
    • -Counting
    • -Geometry
    • -Ratios and Proportions
    • -Sequence
    • Music and Reading
    • Studies suggest a strong association between music and reading.
    • Both involve:
    • -Decoding and comprehension
    • -Sensitivity to phonological or tonal distinction
    • -Simultaneous incorporation and reading of written text with music
    • -Leads to a greater desire for academic responsibility
    • Increases the brain’s visual processing system but increases retention and improves the quality of life.
    • Helps show relationships and among concepts connect to a key idea.
    The Visual Arts
  • Movement
    • Movement and the Brain
    • -Movement activities hold student’s attention for a longer period of time.
    • -Movement activities in school awakens and maintains interest.
    • -Helps students engage other cerebral aptitudes.
    • -Stimulate the right hemisphere and help the student perceive concepts in their totality.
    • Physical Exercise Improves Brain Performance
    • -Improve brain performance as
    • Physical activity increases the number of capillaries in the brain facilitating blood transport.
  • Reference How The Brain Learns David A. Sousa