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Northwestern Study Finds Music Education Changes The Teen Brain

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The Test That Can Look Into A Child's (Reading) Future

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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music
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Scientific American, September 23, 2014
I Got Rhythm, I Got Reading
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PBS News Hour, August 9, 2014
Learning a musical instrument boosts language, reading skills

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2015

  • Good Magazine, February 2015
    Music Makes You a Better Reader, Says Neuroscience
  • People's Music School, December 10, 2015
    An Evening of Science & Symphony!
  • Northwestern News, December 14, 2015
    How music and language shape the brain
  • Medical Daily, December 18, 2015
    Do You Hear What I Hear? Experiences Shape The Brain And What You Hear May Sound Different To Someone Else
  • AAP Grand Rounds, October 2015
    Preschool biomarker for predicting literacy skills
  • U.S. News and World Report, August 24, 2015
    Study: High School Music Classes Improve Language Skills
  • U.S. News and World Report, August 24, 2015
    High school band classes may boost teen brains
  • Music.Mic, August 14, 2015
    7 Amazing Things Science Has Discovered About Music This Year So Far
  • Bioscience Technology, August 11, 2015
    Music accelerates neurodevelopment of teen minds, study says
  • Science Daily, July 20, 2015
    How music training alters the teenage brain
  • The Express Tribune, July 22, 2015
    Music training sharpens teenagers brains
  • Psychology Today, July 28, 2015
    Music training improves adolescent brain development
  • Pacific Standard, July 20, 2015
    Music Instruction Can Make for a Smarter Teen
  • Psych Central, July 21, 2015
    Music Training Engages the Teenage Brain
  • Stanford Medicine blog: Scope, July 27, 2015
    The power of music: how music training in high school helps brain development
  • Northwestern News, July 20, 2015
    How band class alters the teenage brain
  • Yahoo News, July 27, 2015
    Music lessons can make students smarter
  • Medical Daily, July 26, 2015
    Taking a music class in high school improves teen language skills, may boost academic performance
  • BNR Nieuwsradio, July 22, 2015
    Het nut van muziekles in achterstandswijken
  • Svenska Dagbladet, July 2015
    Barns hjärna skadas av fattigdom
  • Chicago Daily Herald, July 28, 2015
    Early clue to why some children may have reading woes
  • CNS, July 15, 2015
    Distinguishing Consonant Sounds in Noise Predicts Reading Ability in Preschoolers
  • CBS News, July 14, 2015
    Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes
  • UCLA Health, August 2015
    Music to your mind
  • Baby Center, August 14, 2015
    The test that predicts literacy — before your child reads
  • The Spokesman Review, July 21, 2015
    Study suggests early clue to predict reading troubles
  • Ideastream, July 21, 2015
    The Test That Can Look Into A Child's (Reading) Future
  • Sakshi Post, July 21, 2015‎
    Music training may help you get better grades
  • New Kerala, July 21, 2015‎
    Music helps boost certain brain functions in teenagers
  • Big News Network.com, ‎July 21, 2015‎
    Music helps boost certain brain functions in teenagers
  • CanIndia News, ‎July 21, 2015‎
    Music helps boost certain brain functions in teenagers
  • ANI News, ‎July 20, 2015
    Music helps boost certain brain functions in teenagers
  • Jamaica Observer, July 22, 2015
    Early clue to why some children may have reading woes
  • Sioux Falls Argus Leader, July 21, 2015
    Reading lessons start with sound, research says
  • Worcester Telegram, July 19, 2015
    Study finds clue to why some kids have difficulty
  • Mohave Valley News, July 18, 2015
    Study yields clues to childhood reading difficulties: How the brain processes sound may be key to identifying roadblocks
  • Language Magazine, July 15, 2015
    Identifying literacy and learning disabilities early
  • Futurity, July 23, 2015
    Band class helps teens learn how to learn
  • Evansville Courier & Press, July 21, 2015
    Health Med: Preschoolers' reading
  • Argus leader, July 21, 2015
    Reading lessons start with sound, research says
  • The Herald Journal, July 21, 2015
    Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes
  • Futurity, July 21, 2015
    Noisy test predicts future reading trouble
  • Healio, July 21, 2015
    Brain test predicts future literacy of pre-reading children
  • LA School Report, July 21, 2015
    Crystal ball test says it can predict child's literacy skill at 3 years old
  • The Worchester Telegram, July 20, 2015
    Study finds clue to why some kids have difficulty
  • Sioux City Journal, July 17, 2015
    Early clue found to why some children may have reading woes
  • Mohave Valley News, July 17, 2015
    Study yields clues to childhood reading difficulties: How the brain processes sound may be key to identifying roadblocks
  • States Chronicle, July 15, 2015
    Hears why kids struggle with reading
  • Detik Health, July, 15, 2015
    Studi: Kemampuan Anak Mengenal Suara Bisa Deteksi Dini Risiko Sulit Membaca
  • WKOW, Madison, WI, July 24, 2015
    High school band classes may boost teen brains
  • Science 2.0, July 22, 2015
    Music alters the teenage brain
  • Your Health Magazine, July 21, 2015
    Music training improves language skills of teens
  • Red Orbit, July 21, 2015
    Learning an instrument has great impact on teenage cognition
  • Deccan Herald, July 21, 2015
    Music training sharpens teenagers' brains
  • Science Codex, July 21, 2015
    How music alters the teenage brain
  • Science World Report, July 21, 2015
    Music and learning: music programs in school accelerate brain development
  • University Herald, July 21, 2015
    Music training may accelerate brain development
  • Apex Tribune, July 21, 2015
    Music sharpens brain function in teenagers
  • Examiner, July 21, 2015
    Music training in high school nurtures healthy brains
  • 2014

  • Audiology Today, September 2014
    Spotlight on: Auditory Processing and Hearing in Noise, an interview with Dr. Kraus
  • 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio, December 16, 2014
    How much do students' brains benefit from music?
  • Chicago Tribune, December 16, 2014
    How music class can spark language development
  • Fox News, December 17, 2014
    Engaging in music classes may boost children’s literacy, study suggests
  • Evanston Now, December 16, 2014
    Kids and music: Must get in the groove to benefit most
  • Web MD, December 16, 2014
    Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says
  • Dyslexia News, September 23, 2014
    Beat synchronization in preschoolers aids reading and learning schools
  • Science News, September 22, 2014
    Does your baby have rhythm? Answer could predict reading disorders later in life
  • The American Scholar, September 25, 2014
    Baby Got Rhythm? Keep the beat and improve your language skills
  • Medical Xpress, September 23, 2014
    Study finds link between beat synchronization in preschoolers and learning reading skills
  • Reuters, September 12, 2014
    Community music lessons helpful for at-risk kids
  • World Magazine, September 3, 2014
    Music really does make kids smarter
  • Science News, September 3, 2014
    Children’s brains shaped by music training
  • USA Today, September 3, 2014
    This is your brain on a musical instrument
  • ABC News, September 3, 2014
    Study: Playing Music Helps Sharpen Kids' Brains
  • Today Health, September 3, 2014
    Music lessons may boost poor kids' brainpower, study suggests
  • Huffington Post, September 3, 2014
    Study: Music Education Could Help Close The Achievement Gap Between Poor And Affluent Students
  • WebMD, September 3, 2014
    Music Lessons May Help Bridge 'Achievement Gap'
  • HealthDay, August 8, 2014
    Music Training Might Boost Kids' Reading, Language Skills
  • Psych Central, August 10, 2914
    Music Training Can Strengthen Kids’ Learning Ability
  • Phi Delta Kappan, February 2014
    Music Matters
  • Northwestern News, June 2, 2014
    Northwestern Goes to Washington
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience Commentary by S. Paquette & G.M. Goulet, April 8, 2014
    Lifetime benefits of musical training
  • Northwestern News, April 4, 2014
    Rocker, Scholar Connect on Sound Waves
  • 2013

  • CNN Health, October 29, 2013
    Kids of less-educated moms may have noisier brains
  • Medical Daily, October 29, 2013
    Poverty’s Noise Problem: Loud Urban Areas Disrupt Children’s Auditory Processing
  • Science 360, October 29, 2013
    How poverty molds the brain
  • Science Codex, October 29, 2013
    How poverty molds the brain
  • UConn Today, October 29, 2013
    The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on How the Brain Processes Sound
  • Borgen Magazin, October 29, 2013
    Music Education in the Fight Against Poverty
  • Northwestern News, October 29, 2013
    How poverty molds the brain
  • Zee News, October 29, 2013
    Lower maternal education linked to poor neural processing of sound in teens
  • Time, October 29, 2013
    Poverty Produces Smaller Brains
  • New America Media, December 19, 2013
    Research: Art Activities Preserve Health, Heritage for Ethnic Elders
  • CBS News, November 6, 2013
    Childhood music lessons may provide speech benefits for adults
  • The Times London, November 5, 2013
    Playing music ‘can halt deafness’
  • Northwestern News, November 21, 2013
    Partnership with Chicago Public Schools yields research boon
  • The Telegraph, November 5, 2013
    Music lessons in childhood could boost brain
  • The Daily Mail, November 5, 2013
    How playing an instrument as a child can help hearing in later life: Brain cells respond faster to noise
  • Scientific Learning, August 15, 2013
    Donegan Burns Foundation Selects Fast ForWord Online Reading Intervention for Dyslexia Testing and Intervention Grant
  • Salon, November 5, 2013
    Those piano lessons will keep you sharp in your old age
  • Huffington Post, November 7, 2013
    Childhood Music Lessons Could Benefit Your Brain Later On
  • ABC News, November 5, 2013,
    Music lessons early in life benefit into adulthood
  • The Dana Foundation, October 24, 2013
    The Arts and the Brain: What Does Your Brain See? What does Your Brain Hear?
  • NSF.gov, November 6, 2013
    How musical training affects older adults' speech perception in a noisy environment
  • Fox News, November 19, 2013
    How playing music can keep your brain healthy
  • CBS News, September 18, 2013
    Got rhythm? Study ties ability to keep beat with language, reading skills
  • Toronto Sun, September 19, 2013
    Moving to a rhythm can boost language skills
  • Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2013
    To boost those reading skills, learn to keep a beat, study says
  • CNN, September 9, 2013
    Tuba or flute? Picking the right instrument for your child
  • Counsel & Heal, September 18, 2013
    Study Reports Good Rhythm Tied to Language Skill
  • Medical Xpress, September 17, 2013
    The importance of keeping a beat: Researchers link ability to keep a beat to reading, language skills
  • Laboratory Equipment, September 19, 2013
    Musical Training Linked to Enhanced Brain Response
  • Times of Malta, September 19, 2013
    Study lends proof to link between music, rhythmic abilities and language skills
  • The Doctor will see you now, November 14, 2013
    Musical Training Improves the Brain's Sensitivity to Sound, Speech
  • Medical Daily, September 18, 2013
    Ability To Keep A Beat Linked To Language Skills: Can Musical Training Improve Your Child's Reading And Speech?
  • Red Orbit, September 18, 2013
    Rhythm Closely Linked To Language In Brain
  • Day News, September 19, 2013
    Language Skills Can be Affected by Rhythmic Abilities
  • Edmonton Examiner, September 19, 2013
    Moving to a rhythm can boost language skills: Study
  • Cochrane Times, September 19, 2013
    Moving to a rhythm can boost language skills: Study
  • Melfort Journal, September 19, 2013
    Moving to a rhythm can boost language skills: Study
  • SBS, September 18, 2013
    Rhythm link to language ability
  • Fort McMurray Today, September 19, 2013
    Moving to a rhythm can boost language skills: Study
  • Mediplacements, September 19, 2013
    Learning a musical instrument could boost language skills
  • Mother Nature Network, September 18, 2013
    Ability to keep a beat linked to language skills
  • News Australia, September 18, 2013
    Rhythm link to language ability
  • Herald Sun, September 18, 2013
    Rhythm link to language ability
  • News Track India, September 18, 2013
    Ability to keep to beat linked to superior reading and language skills
  • Yahoo! News (India), September 18, 2013
    Ability to keep to beat linked to superior reading and language skills
  • BBC News, September 18, 2013
    Moving to the rhythm 'can help language skills'
  • Yahoo! News (UK & Ireland), September 17, 2013
    Rhythm link to language ability
  • Science Codex, September 17, 2013
    The importance of keeping a beat
  • Science Codex, September 17, 2013
    Ability to move to a beat linked to brain's response to speech
  • E! Science News, September 17, 2013
    Ability to move to a beat linked to brain's response to speech
  • Live Science, September 17, 2013
    Ability to Keep a Beat Linked to Language Skills
  • Fox News, September 18, 2013
    Children's ability to follow a beat may impact reading, language skills
  • Headlines & Global News, September 19, 2013
    Ability To Keep A Beat Linked To Language And Reading Skills 'Musicians Have Highly Consistent Auditory-Neural Responses'
  • Medical News Today, September 19, 2013
    Keeping a beat determines brain's language response
  • Nature World News, September 19, 2013
    Music Lessons May Improve Language and Reading Skills, Study Suggests
  • Empowered News, September 23, 2013
    Study Shows Rhythm Is Related To Language Skills
  • Sagan Sense, September 20, 2013
    Musical Training Linked to Enhanced Brain Response
  • Message to Eagle, September 19, 2013
    Rhythm Is An Important Part Of Music And Language - Researchers Say
  • Arts and the Brain lecture series, May 30, 2013
  • Voice of Russia, April 5, 2013
    BRAIN project 'an enormous opportunity' for society, expert says
  • Science News, April 11, 2013
    Mental puzzles underlie music’s delight
  • Northwestern University, July 23, 2013
    Professor sets up satellite lab to study music’s effects on the brain
  • The Scientist, February 21, 2013
    Hearing through the chaos
  • The Globe and Mail, March 10, 2013
    How hearing skills could be key to treating dyslexia
  • Audiology Online, February 11, 2013
    Interview with Dr. Nina Kraus
  • Science Daily, February 21, 2013
    Biological Marker of Dyslexia Discovered: Ability to Consistently Encode Sound Undergirds the Reading Process
  • Psych Central, March 16, 2013
    Dyslexia Linked to Brain’s Inconsistency with Encoding Sound
  • PNAS, March 12, 2013
    Training could help reverse age-related neural slowing
  • Science 20, February 21, 2013
    A Biological Mechanism For Dyslexia
  • Fox News, February 21, 2013
    Biological marker for dyslexia discovered by researchers
  • Science Codex, February 20, 2013
    Researchers discover a biological marker of dyslexia
  • Education Views, February 21, 2013
    Research Shows Sound Processing Problems May Cause Reading Difficulties
  • Wired, February 14, 2013
    Better Hearing Takes Practice
  • LNOnline, February 12, 2013
    Training lässt Ältere Gesprächen besser folgen
  • Science Newsline, February 21, 2013
    Researchers Discover a Biological Marker of Dyslexia
  • Ozarks First, February 20, 2013
    Today's Top Medical Stories for February 20, 2013
  • 2012

  • BBC, May 1, 2012
    Being bilingual 'boosts brain power'
  • Wall Street Journal Blog, April 30, 2012
    The Bilingual Brain Is Sharper and More Focused, Study Says
  • U.S. News & World Report, April 30, 2012
    More Evidence Bilingualism Aids Thinking Skills
  • Science Daily, April 30, 2012
    Bilingualism Fine-Tunes Hearing, Enhances Attention
  • Education Week, May 2, 2012
    Study: The Sharper Minds of Bilinguals
  • Healthcare Today, May 1, 2012
    Learning a language can boost brain power
  • NBC Latino, April 30, 2012
    Being bilingual improves ear function, says study
  • Hartford Courant, May 2, 2012
    Study: Bilingualism Makes The Brain Sharper
  • Northwestern News, April 30, 2012
    Bilingualism Fine-Tunes Hearing, Enhances Attention
  • SBO: School Band and Orchestra, October 2012
    Music and the Brain, pgs. 26-7
  • Science Line, October 17, 2012
    Musicians hear best over the din
  • The Huffington Post, September 17, 2012
    The price of relevance
  • The Voice of Russia, September 15, 2012
    Musical impact on brain development stronger than believed
  • WGN Radio, Chicago, April 9, 2012
    Music and the Brain
  • Live Science, August 22, 2012
    Kids' Music Lessons Have Lasting Brain Benefits
  • ABC News, Chicago, August 22, 2012
    Music lessons linked to lasting brain benefits
  • ABC News, Chicago, February 1, 2012
    Playing Music Protects Memory, Hearing, Brain Processing
  • The Bulletin, September 20, 2012
    Brains may stay tuned to early music lessons
  • The Well-Tempered Ear, September 15, 2012
    Classical music education: Do early music lessons change the brain and affect language learning by older children?
  • US News & World Report, August 22, 2012
    Childhood Music Lessons May Create Better Listeners
  • The Munich Eye, October 7, 2012
    Musical training in childhood, good for your brain
  • The Smithsonian, August 22, 2012
    Playing Music as a Child Leads to Better Listening as an Adult
  • The Huffington Post, August 22, 2012
    Music Boosts The Brain: Even A Few Years Of Training Has Mental Benefits
  • Science Daily, August 22, 2012
    A Little Music Training Goes a Long Way: Practicing Music for Only Few Years in Childhood Helps Improve Adult Brain
  • The Monterey Herald, June 22, 2012
    Music training tied to aging
  • Huffington Post, February 1, 2012
    Music Training Could Help Hearing In Old Age, Study Shows
  • Science Daily, January 30, 2012
    Music Training Has Biological Impact On Aging Process
  • US News & World Report, September 6, 2012
    Listening Aids May Help Boost Dyslexic Kids' Reading Skills
  • Phonak Field Study News, October 15, 2012
    FM for Children with Dyslexia
  • The Herald, September 25, 2012
    Children with Dyslexia Can Benefit From Hearing Assistance
  • America Now News, September 25, 2012
    Children with Dyslexia Can Benefit From Hearing Assistance
  • WMCTV, September 25, 2012
  • SB Wire, September 20, 2012
    Research Continues to Show Long-lasting Benefits on the Brain for People Who Engage in Learning a Musical Instrument Early in Life
  • Children with Dyslexia Can Benefit From Hearing Assistance
  • Medline Plus, September 6, 2012
    Listening Aids May Help Boost Dyslexic Kids' Reading Skills
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch, June 20, 2012
    Music training has a lifelong good impact on the aging process, says a new study out of Northwestern University
  • The Vancouver Sun, June 7, 2012
    Music training improves the aging process, researchers say
  • The Republic, June 7, 2012
    Music training improves the aging process, researchers say
  • Healthy Outlook Blog, May 9, 2012
    Study: Musicians Have Better Hearing as They Age
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, May 1, 2012
    More Evidence Bilingualism Aids Thinking Skills
  • Voice of America, May 2, 2012
    Speaking more than one language fine-tunes hearing and enhances attention
  • The Daily Star, May 3, 2012
    Being bilingual 'boosts brain power'
  • MSN, April 30, 2012
    More Evidence Bilingualism Aids Thinking Skills
  • Winnipeg Free Press, April 30, 2012
    More Evidence Bilingualism Aids Thinking Skills
  • MSNBC, March 27, 2012
    Playing music makes you smart
  • WTMA (Charleston, S.C.), February 3, 2012
    Playing Music Protects Memory, Hearing, Brain Processing
  • WTVJ-TV (Miami) February 2, 2012
  • 2011

  • NPR, May 16, 2011
    Playing an Instrument May Help Preserve Hearing
  • Scientific American Blogs, November 15, 2011
    Exploring the Musical Brain at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
  • DRadio Wissen, June 16, 2011
    Musizieren macht jung
  • NPR (WBEZ, Chicago), August 24, 2011
    Deep Listening
  • NPR All Things Considered, June 14, 2011
    Bad Vibrations: Investigating sound as terror
  • People Hearing Better, December 19, 2011
    Can Music Ward Off Hearing Loss?
  • The Evening Herald, October 17, 2011
    Musical skills linked to reading and writing
  • Scotsman.com, October 17, 2011
    Musical children likely to be better with words too, researchers find
  • Science Daily, October 17, 2011
    Musical Aptitude Relates to Reading Ability
  • E! Science News, October 17, 2011
    Musical aptitude relates to reading ability
  • BioMedicine, October 16, 2011
    Musical aptitude relates to reading ability
  • Medical Express, October 17, 2011
    Musical aptitude relates to reading ability
  • Irish Examiner, October 17, 2011
    Children who read well 'more likely to have musical aptitude'
  • Public Service, UK, October 17, 2011
    Reading ability and musical skills are related
  • Science Codex, October 17, 2011
    Musical aptitude relates to reading ability
  • Irish Examiner October 17, 2011
    Children who read well 'more likely to have musical aptitude'
  • Medical News Today, October 17, 2011
    Relationship Between Musical Aptitude And Reading Ability
  • Passaportsante.net, May 16, 2011
    Vous faites de la musique depuis l’enfance? Vos oreilles vieilliront mieux!
  • Irish Times, May 16, 2011
    Health Gem
  • Psychology Today, May 12, 2011
    Music Lessons: They're Not Just for Kids Anymore
  • Science Daily, May 12, 2011
    Musical Experience Offsets Some Aging Effects: Older Musicians Excel in Memory and Hearing Speech in Noise Compared to Non-Musicians
  • Psych Central, May 12, 2011
    Musicians less prone to some age-related memory and hearing problems
  • Medical News Today, May 12, 2011
    Music Experience Improves How Older Adults Hear Speech In Noise
  • My Health News, May 11, 2011
    Musical Training May Keep Aging Memories Sharp
  • Psychology One News, October 17, 2011
    Musical aptitude relates to reading ability
  • Times of India, October 17, 2011
    Music and reading ability are related
  • U.K. Press Association, October 16, 2011
    Music and reading 'linked in brain
  • Google News, October 17, 2011
    Music and reading 'linked in brain'
  • Times of India, October 17, 2011
    Music and reading ability are related
  • BioPortfolio, October 17, 2011
    Link between auditory working memory, musical aptitude and reading ability
  • My Health News, October 17, 2011
    Relationship Between Musical Aptitude And Reading Ability
  • Flash News Today, October 17, 2011
    Musical ability ‘biologically linked to reading ability’
  • Working Memory Review, October 17, 2011
    Musical aptitude relates to reading ability
  • PharmaPage, October 17, 2011
    Relationship between musical aptitude and reading ability
  • BBC Broadcast: Radio Four World at One, May 12, 2011
  • MSNBC, May 12, 2011
    Musicians' memories really sing, study shows
  • Newsday, May 12, 2011
    Musicians Maintain Memory, Hearing as They Age
  • Deccan Chronicle, May 12, 2011
    Don’t stop the music

    2010

  • Medical News Today, July 22, 2010
    Scientific Review Of How Music Training Primes Nervous System And Boosts Learning
  • KGO radio, February 22, 2010.
    Research finds brain link for words, music ability
  • Science Blog, July 21, 2010
    Taking music seriously
  • Science Daily, July 21, 2010
    How Music Training Primes Nervous System and Boosts Learning
  • Live Science, July 21, 2010
    Music 'Tones the Brain,' Improves Learning
  • Reuters, July 21, 2010
    Music can boost language skills, improve learning
  • Northwestern University, July 20, 2010
    Taking Music Seriously: Scientific review of how music training primes nervous system and boosts learning
  • eScience News, July 20, 2010
    Taking Music Seriously
  • eBiologyNews, September 25, 2007
  • Corriere della Sera, February 22, 2010
    L’ora di musica a scuola è una «vitamina» per il cervello
  • CNN, February 22, 2010
    Singing therapy helps stroke patients regain language
  • United Press International, February 22, 2010
    Music training helps children to read
  • The Telegraph, February 22, 2010
    Playing musical instruments can improve a child's mind
  • San Francisco Sentinel, February 22, 2010
    Music has the power to shape a child's mind
  • Science Daily, February 22, 2010
    Music Training Enhances Brainstem Sensitivity to Speech Sounds, Neuroscientist Says
  • National Geographic, February 22, 2010
    Making Music Boosts Brain's Language Skills
  • BBC News, February 22, 2010
    Singing 'rewires' damaged brain
  • The Seattle Times, February 22, 2010
    Research finds brain link for words, music
  • Before It's News, July 21, 2010
    Music Effects on Nervous System Subject of Intense Study
  • Society for Neuroscience, May 17, 2010
    Neuroscience Quarterly: Music Training and the Brain
  • Daily Telegraph, July 22, 2010
    Smarter rhythm
  • The Advertiser, July 22, 2010
    Music to your Brain
  • Scientific Learning Brain Gain newsletter November 2010
    Listen: Don’t Ignore the Benefits of Music on the Brain
  • Yahoo News, July 20, 2010
    Music Tones the Brain, Improves Learning
  • Canada.com, July 20, 2010
    This is your child's brain on music
  • Yahoo News, February 22, 2010
    Research finds brain link for words, music ability
  • News Observer, February 22, 2010
    Research finds brain link for words, music ability
  • Daily Journal Online, February 22, 2010
    Research finds brain link for words, music ability
  • KTSA-AM (San Antonio) July 21, 2010
  • WJBK-TV (Detroit) July 21, 2010
  • News 12 (Long Island) July 21, 2010
  • WWTN-FM (Nashville) July 21, 2010
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  • KABC-AM (Los Angeles) July 21, 2010
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  • KTBS-TV (Shreveport) July 21, 2010
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  • KNVN-TV (Chico/Redding)February 24, 2010
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  • 2009

  • Audiology Today, November-December, 2009
    Music to my ears: enhanced speech perception through musical experience
  • National Science Foundation, November 13, 2009
    Report Says Musicians Hear Better Than Non-Musicians
  • The Dana Foundation, October 30, 2009
    Music Training Linked to Better Understanding of Speech
  • Science Daily, August 27, 2009
    Taking Up Music So You Can Hear
  • US News & World Report, August 19, 2009
    Taking Up Music So You Can Hear
  • Eurekalert, August 17, 2009
    Taking up music so you can hear
  • Scientific American, June 16, 2009
    The Sound of Passion
  • National Science Foundation, Discoveries, April 10, 2009
    Fine-Tuned Brains
  • ABC (Chicago) March 11, 2009
    Want to Rewire Your Brain? Study Music
  • Science, March 13, 2009
    Tuning the Brain
  • Live Science, March 6, 2009
    Musicians Read Emotions Better
  • New Scientist, March 5, 2009
    Musicians are fine-tuned to others' emotions
  • United Press International, March 4, 2009
    Musicians detect emotion in sound acutely
  • Science Codex, March 4, 2009
    Musicians have biological advantage in identifying emotion in sound
  • Medical News Today, March 4, 2009
    Musicians' Brains 'Fine-Tuned' To Identify Emotion
  • Top News, March 4, 2009
    Musicians' "well-tuned" brains can identify emotion
  • Softpedia, March 4, 2009
    Musicians can perceive subtle emotional cues
  • Scienceagogo, March 4, 2009
    Musicians' brains optimized to identify emotion
  • eScience News, March 3, 2009
    Musicians have biological advantage in identifying emotion in sound
  • Eurekalert, March 3, 2009
    Musicians have biological advantage in identifying emotion in sound
  • Lab Spaces, March 3, 2009
    Musicians have biological advantage in identifying emotion in sound
  • Bio-Medicine, March 3, 2009
    Musicians have biological advantage in identifying emotion in sound
  • Physorg.com, March 3, 2009
    Musicians’ Brains ‘Fine-Tuned’ to Identify Emotion
  • Northwestern Press Release, March 3, 2009
    Musicians’ Brains ‘Fine-Tuned’ to Identify Emotion
  • Medindia 123, March 5, 2009
    Musicians' Brains Are 'Fine-tuned' To Identify Emotions Better
  • Web India 123, March 4, 2009
    Musicians' 'well-tuned' brains can identify emotion
  • Thaindian News, March 4, 2009
    Musicians' "well-tuned" brains can identify emotion
  • BBC News, November 13, 2009
    Noise 'worse for dyslexic pupils'
  • US News & World Reports, November 11, 2009
    Dyslexia May Make It Tough to Tune Out School Noise
  • CTVglobemedia, November 13, 2009
    Added woes for dyslexics
  • Science Daily, November 12, 2009
    New Brain Findings On Dyslexic Children: Good Readers Learn From Repeating Auditory Signals, Poor Readers Do Not
  • Eurekalert, November 11, 2009
    New brain findings on dyslexic children
  • Science Daily, July 14, 2009
    How Noise And Nervous System Get In Way Of Reading Skills
  • Futurity.org, July 16, 2009
    Keep it down! I can’t hear myself read.
  • TopNews.in, July 14, 2009
    How noise affects nervous system’s ability to transcribe sounds key to reading skills
  • Thaindian News, July 14, 2009
    How noise affects nervous system’s ability to transcribe sounds key to reading skills
  • Discovery Health, November 11, 2009
    Dyslexia May Make It Tough to Tune Out School Noise
  • WFMZ-TV (Philadelphia), December 17, 2009
  • KFVS-TV (Paducah/Cape Girardeau/Carterville), November 16, 2009
  • KCFR-FM (NPR, Denver), November 16, 2009
  • KJTV-TV (Lubbock), November 16, 2009
  • KYTX-TV (Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville), November 16, 2009
  • KSPR-TV (Springfield), November 16, 2009
  • WLWT-TV (Cincinnati),November 16, 2009
  • WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge), November 14, 2009
  • KSDK-TV (St. Louis), November 14, 2009
  • KGBT-TV (Harlingen/Weslaco/Brownsville), November 14, 2009
  • WHAS-TV (Louisville), November 14, 2009
  • WLBT-TV (Jackson), November 14, 2009
  • WUPW-TV (Toledo), November 14, 2009
  • KSTU-TV (Salt Lake City), November 14, 2009
  • WBTW-TV (Myrtle Beach/Florence), November 14, 2009
  • WLOS-TV (Greenville-Spartanburg SC/Asheville NC), November 14, 2009
  • WREG-TV (Memphis), November 14, 2009
  • WWTV-TV (Traverse City/Cadillac) November 14, 2009
  • KTNV-TV (Las Vegas), November 14, 2009
  • KXTV-TV (Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto)November 14, 2009
  • CKAL-TV (Calgary), November 12, 2009
  • KBCI-TV (Boise, ID), November 12, 2009
  • KION-TV (Monterey, CA), November 12, 2009
  • WCSC-TV (Charleston, SC), November 12, 2009
  • WSHM-TV (Springfield, MA),
  • KLTV-TV (Tyler, TX), November 12, 2009
  • WDTV-TV (Clarksburg, WV), November 12, 2009
  • WROC-TV (Rochester, NY), November 12, 2009
  • WTHI-TV (Terre Haute), November 12, 2009
  • WTVO-TV (Rockford), November 12, 2009
  • KATV-TV (Little Rock), November 12, 2009
  • WSMH-TV (Flint), November 12, 2009
  • WJRT-TV (Flint), November 12, 2009
  • WPVI-TV (Philadelphia), November 12, 2009
  • KBAK-TV (Bakersfield, CA), November 12, 2009
  • WIAT-TV (Birmingham, AL), November 12, 2009
  • KDRV-TV (Medford, OR), November 12, 2009
  • KAUZ-TV (Wichita Falls, TX), November 12, 2009
  • News 12 Brooklyn (Cable), November 12, 2009
  • KBFX-TV (Bakersfield, CA), November 12, 2009
  • KSHB-TV (Kansas City), November 12, 2009
  • KPXJ-TV (Shreveport, LA), November 12, 2009
  • KXRM-TV (Colorado Springs), November 12, 2009
  • WDHN-TV (Dothan, AL), November 12, 2009
  • WNOL-TV (New Orleans), November 12, 2009
  • KFDA-TV (Amarillo), November 12, 2009
  • WJBF-TV (Augusta, GA), November 12, 2009
  • WWBT-TV (Richmond, VA), November 12, 2009
  • WSBT-TV (South Bend), November 12, 2009
  • KIDK-TV (Idaho Falls), November 12, 2009
  • WKRN-TV (Nashville), November 12, 2009
  • KIMT-TV (Austin, TX), November 12, 2009
  • WSIL-TV (Carbondale), November 12, 2009
  • WMBC-TV (New York), November 12, 2009
  • KODE-TV (Joplin, MO), November 12, 2009
  • KTEN-TV (Sherman, TX), November 12, 2009
  • Northwestern University, July 14, 2009
    How Noise And Nervous System Get In Way Of Reading Skills
  • Northwestern University, November 4, 2009
    New brain findings on dyslexic children
  • First Science, March 4, 2009
    Musicians have biological advantage of identifying emotion in sound
  • Gene Ref, March 3, 2009
    Musicians have biological advantage in identifying emotion in sound
  • Science Blog, August 17, 2009
    Taking Up Music So You Can Hear
  • HealthDay, March 19, 2009
    Emotions of Music Touch Universal Chord
  • Good Health, March 13, 2009
    Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
  • HealthDay, March 13, 2009
    Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
  • Business Week, March 13, 2009
    Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
  • Discovery Health, March 13, 2009
    Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 13, 2009
    Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
  • U.S. News & World Report, March 13, 2009
    Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
  • MSN, March 13, 2009
    Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
  • Yahoo News, March 6, 2009
    Musicians Read Emotions Better
  • Market Watch, March 4, 2009
    Musicians detect emotion in sound acutely
  • inMSN, March 4, 2009
    Find your emotional partner in a musician
  • Morning City, March 4, 2009
    Musicians’ ‘well-tuned’ brains can identify emotion
  • Autism Wire, March 3, 2009
    Musicians’ Brains ‘Fine-Tuned’ to Identify Emotion
  • News Guide, March 3, 2009
    Musicians have biological advantage in identifying emotion in sound
  • Science Daily, March 3, 2009
    Musicians have biological advantage in identifying emotion in sound
  • KOLD News 13 (Arizona) March 13, 2009
  • 2008 and earlier

  • WGN-TV News (Chicago)
    Interview with Nina Kraus (video link)
  • Newswise Science News
    156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Nov. 10 - 14, 2008, in Miami, FL
    (Highlight Number 4)
  • Washington Post, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Get People Talking
  • News-Medical.net, September 25, 2007
    Music Training May Offer Benefits for Literacy Skills
  • WebMD, September 25, 2007
    Learn Music to Boost Literacy in Kids?
  • Scientific American, September 24, 2007
    Did Sesame Street Have It Right?
  • EurekAlert, September 24, 2007
    Music Training Linked to Enhanced Verbal Skills
  • Northwestern Press Release, Sept 24, 2007
    Music Training Linked to Enhanced Verbal Skills
  • Chicago Tribune, April 4, 2007
    Music Lessons Fine-tune the Brain
  • New York Times March 20, 2007
    Skilled Ear for Music May Help Language
  • WebMD March 14, 2007
    Musical Brain Better at Language?
  • Northwestern News, March 13, 2007
    Research Finds Music Training 'Tunes' Auditory System
  • Science Daily March 13, 2007
    Researchers Investigate How Musical Training Can Tune the Human Auditory System
  • Biology News Net March 13, 2007
    Research Finds Music Training 'Tunes' Human Auditory System
  • Web India 123, September 25, 2007
    Music Training Enhances Verbal Skills: Study
  • US News & World Report, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Get People Talking
  • Oxford Press, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Gets People Talking
  • Pupia 26 Settembre 2007
    Lo studio della musica potenzia la capacita verbali
  • Austin American Statesman, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Get People Talking
  • Telegraph.co.uk, September 25, 2007
    Musical tuition 'can boost reading skills'
  • Voice of America (VOA), September 25, 2007
    Musical Training Found Important for Verbal Communication
  • Daily Northwestern, March 29, 2007
    Musical Training Helps Brain Process Sound
  • Turks Daily News (Turkey) March 17, 2007
    Research Certifies Playing Music Helps Make You Smart
  • Northwestern Press Release, March 13, 2007
    Research Finds Musical Training Can 'Tune' the Auditory System
  • Northwestern Press Release March 13, 2007
    Research Finds Musical Training Can 'Tune' the Auditory System
  • Salutopoli, 26 Settembre 2007
    La musica potenzia i meccanismi del linguaggio
  • Giornale Technologico 26 Settembre 2007
    Con musica capcita verbali superiori
  • The Daily Herald October 10, 2007
    Directors hope donations help strike up their band
  • HealthInfoNIAC.com, September 27, 2007
    Music Exercises to Improve Verbal Skills
  • MSN, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Gets People Talking
  • Forbes.com, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Get People Talking
  • MedlinePlus, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Gets People Talking
  • iVillage, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Gets People Talking
  • Yahoo! Health, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Get People Talking
  • MedicineNet.com, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Gets People Talking
  • HealthDay, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Gets People Talking
  • AOL Body, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Get People Talking
  • HealthForums September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Gets People Talking
  • Huliq.Com, September 25, 2007
    Music Training Linked to Enhanced Verbal Skills
  • UK-MSN,  September 25, 2007:
    Music 'may aid literacy learning'
  • Yahoo News, India, September 25, 2007
    Music Training Enhances Verbal Skills: Study
  • Edukey, September 25, 2007
    Music Training Linked to Enhanced Verbal Skills
  • Scientist Live, September 25, 2007
    Music Improves Verbal Skills
  • United Press International, September 25, 2007
    Music Training Improves Verbal Skills
  • On Your Mind, September 25, 2007
    Music Training Enhances Verbal Skills
  • Training Club, September 25, 2007
    Music Training Linked to Enhanced Verbal Skills
  • AndhraNews.com, September 25, 2007
    Music Training Enhances Verbal Skills
  • Health 24 - News, September 25, 2007
    Music Enhances Verbal Skills
  • Scientific Blogging, September 24, 2007
    Music May Beat Phonics in Improving Verbal Skills
  • The Daily Collegian April 17, 2007
    Study: Music Can Improve Hearing
  • Music Training Enhances Verbal Skills
  • Asian Week March 30, 2007
    Skilled Ear for Music May Help Language
  • Nigerian Tribune March 29, 2007
    Ways to Make Your Kids Smarter
  • New York Times,March 20, 2007
    Skilled Ear for Music May Help Language
  • Live Science March 19, 2007
    Playing Music Makes You Smart
  • Yahoo News March 19, 2007
    Playing Music Makes You Smart
  • Daily India (India) March 13, 2007
    Music Enhances Language-Learning Skills
  • New Indpress (India) March 13, 2007
    Music Training 'Tunes' Human Auditory System
  • KATC-TV (Lafeyette) September 26, 2007
  • KFDA (Amarillo) September 26,2007
  • KRQE (Albuquerque) September 26, 2007
  • WNOW-TV (Toledo) September 25, 2007
  • KOMU-TV (Columbia) September 25, 2007
  • WTWO-TV (Terre Haute) September 25, 2007
  • WPTV-TV (West Palm Beach) September 25, 2007
  • WBRE-TV (Wilkes Barre) September 25, 2007
  • KWWL-TV (Cedar Rapids) September 25, 2007
  • WKTV-TV (Utica) September 25, 2007
  • WTVY-TV (Dothan) September 25, 2007
  • WRAL-TV (Raleigh) September 25, 2007
  • WAVY-TV (Norfolk) September 25, 2007
  • KVOA-TV (Tucson) September 25, 2007
  • WAND-TV (Champaign) September 25, 2007
  • KTSM-TV (El Paso) September 25, 2007
  • WWLP-TV (Springfield) September 25, 2007
  • KRIS-TV (Corpus Christi) September 25, 2007
  • WJHG-TV (Panama City) September 25, 2007
  • KPVI-TV (Idaho Falls) September 25, 2007
  • WVIR-TV (Charlottesville) September 25, 2007
  • KKCO-TV (Grand Junction) September 25, 2007
  • KCWY-TV (Casper) September 25, 2007
  • KNOP-TV (North Platte) September 25, 2007
  • WKJK-TV (Louisville) September 25, 2007
  • WOFL-TV (Orlando) September 25, 2007
  • KMPH-TV (Fresno) September 25, 2007
  • WOGX-TV (Gainesville) September 25, 2007
  • KRIV-TV (Houston) September 25, 2007
  • KXRM-TV (Colorado Springs) September 25, 2007
  • XETV-TV (San Diego) September 25, 2007
  • KCBS-radio (San Fransisco) March 20, 2007
  • WNCN-TV (Raleigh) March 13, 2007
  • KTTC-TV (Rochester) March 13, 2007
  • KMIR-TV (Palm Springs) March 13, 2007
  • WNYT-TV (Albany) March 13, 2007
  • WMGM-TV (Philadelphia) March 13, 2007
  • WXII-TV (Greensboro) March 13, 2007
  • WJAC-TV (Johnstown) March 13, 2007
  • WPTZ-TV (Burlington) March 13, 2007
  • WVTM-TV (Birmingham) March 13, 2007
  • CHEK-TV (Vancouver) March 13, 2007
  • KUSA-TV (Denver) March 13, 2007
  • WGAL-TV (Harrisburg) March 13, 2007
  • WVIR-TV (Charlottesville) March 13, 2007
  • KSDK-TV (St. Louis) March 13, 2007
  • KWWL-TV (Cedar Rapids) March 13, 2007
  • KVOA-TV (Tuscon) March 13, 2007
  • WMTV-TV (Madison) March 13, 2007
  • Il Globo 28 Settembre 2007
    La musica aiuta a parlare meglio
  • CBC News, Canada, September 26, 2007
    Music Training Helps Get People Talking
  • IndiasNews.com, September 25, 2007
    Music Training Enhances Verbal Skills:Study
  • ANSA.it, 25 Settembre 2007
    Cervello: Studio Della Musica Potenzia Capacita' Verbali