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Additional Information - NYAS Conference "Music and the Brain" (Lectures by TDLC PIs Dr. Tallal and Dr. Buzsáki):
Description of the human brain processes and perceives music
Now that a correlation has been found between music training and cognitive and language improvements, the next step is to create and test different interventions that might help improve cognitive and language skills in children at risk or struggling in reading or other attentional tasks. Paula Tallal, as part of the Scientific Learning Corporation, has helped develop the. The program consists of a series of computer-delivered brain fitness exercises to help educators improve children's academic achievement. "After auditory language training of children with dyslexia," Dr. Tallal explains, "metabolic brain activity more closely resembles "normal" readers, and reading improved enormously after intervention." In fact, Improving neural capacities has been shown to improve student performance, independent of content (language, math, science) or curriculum used (Tallal, 2004). So, Dr. Tallal explains, "even children's math scores improve tremendously in large clinical trials in the schools, even though we don't train math. We train the brain's precision to process auditory and language information. Our focus is not just auditory, it is not just music, but what that does for language and how important language is for ALL academic achievement."