ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Music and the Brain: Jessica Grahn at TEDxWesternU

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Music and the Brain: Jessica Grahn at TEDxWesternU

Here’s Great Tip: Music and the Brain: Jessica Grahn at TEDxWesternU

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Jessica Grahn, Cognitive Neuroscientist, talks about the power of the human mind and how it can be transformed through music.

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24 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Music and the Brain: Jessica Grahn at TEDxWesternU”

  1. Some parents would enroll their kids into music programs or with private teachers to enhance their intelligence and academic success. When we're young we have a lot of free time so learning to play an instrument is more doable. Older adults tend to choose activities that are fun and don't require major time adjustments such as having to practice an hour a week.

  2. Humans need to realize that listening to music is only a sliver of its potential…

    Learn how to play an instrument people… music is in our DNA, it's the fabric of creation, it's math put into vibration. It is everything… it is.

  3. it's absurd to draw any conclusions over the study about such a stupid and irrelevant single question, especially a type of question nobody would ever think about in their lives for any reason, ESPECIALLY with such a low % difference and the fact that they're all right around 50-60% which is indicative of people just guessing… if I was seriously part of a study like that I wouldnt even try, I'd just pick one and not even think about it because I was bored out of my mind sitting there for 15 minutes doing nothing prior

  4. Listening to music is relaxing but does the music have to be by Mozart to improve your memory / cognitive skills? What about other composers like Beethoven, Chopin and others? What about those who are musicians (play music regularly) vs. the ones who listen passively on the radio, CDs, etc.?
    Boosting a child's intelligence is "big" business. Used to be a product "Baby Einstein" by Disney eventually got pulled off toy store shelves for false advertising / exaggerated claims.

  5. Tragically, for our youngest children we do not follow up on the passive listening to music with active musical engagement and participation. This is like not letting our children use and practice their native language until they are in 4th grade. And then asking them to learn English as a foreign language.

    How can music serve as the wheels under the vehicle of a child's education if we don't put them under the cart? Try pulling a box heavily loaded with books of knowledge across the road without wheels for a full day.

  6. She is rightfully skeptical that only passively listening to music without effort does not contribute to measurable increases in intelligence later. Many of the participants in the early research were people who studied an instrument as children.
    Recent research in 2015 has shown that babies are born processing language as music at birth. Music has its influence on much more discrete abilities in young children. We know that babies can already memorize and recognize pieces of music from a young age. But this is only the starting point. It has to be followed up with.

    Listening to music is only the first stage of preparation for the effort required later. It is opening the door for what is possible. In the same way, children listen to human language for months before they finally have the physical ability to try speaking. I find it much easier to start a preschooler with music lessons if they have been listening to music as babies and toddlers. Familiarity breeds ability. So we keep listening as well as do the work. As she says music can assist us in doing the heavy lifting of real brain activity.

    We find that music students who are actively listening to music at home are much more motivated to practice. The music is more accessible to them. Please let me underline the word active. The active work of music learning makes the world of learning more accessible for our children at many levels. In regard to motivation, resilience, motor skills and influences of the executive function (which helps with impulse control) music study can help to do much of the heavy lifting in education.

    What do most teachers complain about today? Children are not receptive, motivated or have long attention spans.

  7. The presenter said that they had proven that music did not enhance cognitive function when in fact the data she presented proved that music may not be the best therapeutic tool for all people. For some music may be helpful for others a different therapy may be called for.

  8. Wheres your study that dis-proves???..Saying "No" is very brave and usually silly when it comes to theorem. Your so focused on the micro experiences of music as if it has to create a specific consequence that your tangled in your own internal issue. Music provides discipline, philosophical reflection and randomness and so many other things. So many that one could consume their whole life in music whilst generating intellect and co-ordination. Just as a man who swings a hammer all day.
    Whats more important than your whole speech is the idea that any sensory influence/offering is going to provide a cognitive experience/reaction which in turn sources knowledge/brain activity. By putting some audio baby monitor on your tummy may by study seem silly, but hey, any new experience that is of no direct harm to the baby, can only provide or build activity.

    If the task of your speech was to re-inform us all of the "billion dollar industry" that is possibly manipulating us into buying fake products then ok, well done. Maybe change the title next time.

  9. Interesting talk. How counterproductive spending "money" on products to improve the brain when Govern ments poison the water with fluoride, that is proven to slow the brain down and is proven detrimental to health and teeth like chlorine that is added to.

    take 5 mins L00K it up PeePs.

    Peace n Love all

    Stay Safe                 PiP

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