Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Music is Good for the Brain

I found this segment of Jon Stewart very interesting.

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So those last two posts were good for our brains. It's scientific.

15 comments:

Wendy said...

If all humans have rhythm, my husband must not be human. Poor guy has got none.

Beth said...

I saw this on TV last night and thought it was interesting, too! I've always been amazed that my kids have bounced to the beat of music before they could talk or walk. Joey even sang before he could say any words.

shopannies said...

I believe that rhythm helps learning as well. There have been many times when my children have learned a great task to them at the time by putting music to it.

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Nick the Geek said...

my baby loves to "sing" and clap to music.

Marni said...

I used to teach Kindergarten. All my kids (especially the special needs children) responded so much better to rote memorization with the beginning stages of reading if I set it to music and rhythm.

NtG, by encouraging your baby to clap and sing, you are readying that little smart brain to develop the parts needed to form memory function.

Helen, you are so cool for posting this :-)

sherri said...

Dr. Sacks is both fascinating and adorable!
I love this post Helen. I agree with every thing he said,as I am a lover of music, and come from a long line of musicians .

Helen said...

It made me wish I could play a musical instrument.

But, on a brighter note, apparently dancing in the supermarket is good for my brain. :-O
I just regret missing the Nova episode, since I only saw this yesterday, and the Nova episode was aired on June 30.

bman said...

Wendy - Just because all humans have rhythm doesn't mean it has to sync up with everyone else's rhythm...

katdish said...

I don't want care what music does to my brain!

The question is, does it have a good beat and can you dance to it?

Helen said...

I love the way music can reenergize me when I am tired. Especially while driving and listening to 80's music.

Raspberry berret....the kind you find in a second hand store...

Wendy said...

Oh no, Helen... Don't quote the little purple freak! Surely there must be some good 80's music that you can quote.

Marni said...

WENDY!!!! Thou shalt NOT take the name of Prince in vain in my presence.

Helen said...

When Doves Cry is pure poetry....

NtG said...

"I don't want care what music does to my brain!"

Um yeah @katdish seems like something happened to your brain with that grammar.

Helen said...

They say 2000 zero zero party over...out of time...so tonight I'm gonna party like it's 19 99.