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Monday, 17 October 2011

Musicality link with literacy - breaking news

Musical Aptitude Relates to Reading Ability

ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2011) — Auditory working memory and attention, for example the ability to hear and then remember instructions while completing a task, are a necessary part of musical ability. But musical ability is also related to verbal memory and literacy in childhood.

 In the news today - musicality is linked with high literacy levels, scientists say.  ScienceDaily posting begins:-

New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions shows how auditory working memory and musical aptitude are intrinsically related to reading ability, and provides a biological basis for this link.
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