Monday, December 27, 2010

Hearing the music, honing the mind?

In addition to last weeks entry, a citation from a recent article in Scientific American:
"Music produces profound and lasting changes in the brain. Schools should add classes, not cut them." 
See full article.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Music is great, no doubt about that, but that it changes the brain is not an argument in favour of music.

First problem with the argument: dropping a piano on someone also "produces profound and lasting changes". It's not enough to change something; it ought also be a positive change.

Second problem with the argument, this time in the So What? category: just about everything you do changes the brain in some way, as a trivial consequence of the demolition of Cartesian dualism.

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