Skip to comments.Young children show improved verbal IQ (music-based, cognitive training 'cartoons')
Posted on 10/04/2011 5:55:56 PM PDT by decimon
After 20 days of exposure to music-based, cognitive training 'cartoons'
Toronto, Canada Canadian scientists who specialize in learning, memory and language in children have found exciting evidence that pre-schoolers can improve their verbal intelligence after only 20 days of classroom instruction using interactive, music-based cognitive training cartoons.
The study conducted at York University by Dr. Sylvain Moreno, who is now with Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute (RRI) is posted online today in Psychological Science (a journal of the Association for Psychological Science), ahead of print publication in the October issue of the journal.
The cognitive benefit was striking and consistent in 90% of the children who took the four-week learning program and was additionally confirmed by brain imaging data that indicated brain changes had taken place related to the training.
"Our data have confirmed a rapid transfer of cognitive benefits in young children after only 20 days of training on an interactive, music-based cognitive training program. The strength of this effect in almost all of the children was remarkable," said Dr. Moreno, a world expert on neuroeducation. He is now the Lead Scientist at Baycrest's Centre for Brain Fitness.
The findings have exciting implications for conceptualizing and improving neuroeducation programs for children of all ages, and potentially for older adults.
I was just working with the 25 month old grandson on the word “hypochondriac”. I would ask him. “Can you say hypochondriac”? He would answer, “yes”. We got as far as hypo-chon. We may have done better, but my ADD kicked in...
I can personally vouch for this. I am a very smart person and I was raised on “What’s Opera Doc”, “The Rabbit of Seville” and “Long Haired Hare”. It worked for me.
That ain't porn, are it?
If that video sample is the one on lines and spaces shown at the link, I think it is awful with its fakey voice! The person singing is flat too.
My daughter teaches music grades 1-12 and also has a certificate in Music Together (a pre school program for babies and toddlers and therir mothers). I’ll have to ask her. I have no doubt that early music training stimulates the brain, but for goodness sakes, the people designing it shouldn’t sing flat!
Oh, good grief. Did they have a “control” group that sat on Mama’s or Grandma’s lap and got read to for twenty minutes every day? Probably would give you a similar result.
I remember back when it was called, “Schoolhouse Rock.”
We are what we eat/breathe/sleep.
I liked Baby Einstein.
More like Baby Einstein.
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