SLAC Colloquium Series

SLAC Colloquium Series


Colloquium Detail

Music Enhances Learning: Keeping Mozart in Mind

Date: 5/1/2000

Gordon Shaw
Professor Emeritus, UC Irvine

Based on their structured mathematical model of higher brain function, Leng and Shaw (1991) predicted that music training could enhance spatial-temporal reasoning. Their well-known behavioral studies, the "Mozart effect", and preschool studies with piano training have shown this enhanced spatial-temporal reasoning. The speaker will present new behavioral and neurophysiological results that have major educational implications in improving math performance for all children.

Last update: October 03, 2013