Monday, February 10, 2014

Speech-Music Link

In his book "Out of Our Minds," Ken Robinson reported some fascinating information about learning languages and a connection with music. The brain is very plastic during childhood so that children who are born into multilingual households learn all the languages to which they are regularly exposed. They can learn three or four different languages, or more, quite easily. Apparently,  there is a strong relationship between speech and song and music--in the process of learning to speak. The areas of the brain that are primarily concerned with music and language overlap considerably. More tomorrow.

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