American specialists have found that regular music lessons change the structure of the brain in adolescence. As a result, together with the capacity for creative thinking develops sound memory.
40 the researchers divided students into two groups. Children from first practiced 2-3 times a week music, the rest went to the sports section. Before the experiment, the researchers assessed the response of subjects to the sounds. Three years later the study was repeated.
For three years the children from the "music" group, the researchers noticed changes in the brain, speaking about the development of the areas responsible for sound memory.
"In conditions of limited funding musical component of education most often goes under the reduction of one of the first. Our work proves that music must necessarily find a place in any high school," says the study results Nina Kraus, the study's author.