Music learning and education: Contributions from neuroscience /

Jordi Angel Jauset-Berrocal, Irene Martínez, Elena Añaños

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© 2017 Fundacion Infancia y Aprendizaje. Traditionally, the teaching of music has tended to be a professional subject within the training of virtuosos in conservatories or a playful subject taught in schools, without due consideration given to the potential it offers to developing cognitive capacities. Advances in neuroscience highlight the importance of learning music in relation to the cognitive benefits derived from its practice. Brain exploration techniques show that practising music places a significant demand on the most developed cognitive functions of the human being, confirming the intervention of different cerebral areas involving a large portion of the brain and an increase in attention and concentration levels. After carrying out a literature review of the current state of the question, some of the most common findings in all fields of musical education are cited, considering aspects that are of particular relevance today, such as interdisciplinarity, emotion, cooperative learning, self-regulation and creativity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-847
JournalCultura y Educacion
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Cognition
  • Education
  • Innovation
  • Music
  • Neuroscience


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