Keeping Mozart in Mind / Edition 2

Keeping Mozart in Mind / Edition 2

by Gordon L. Shaw, Gordon Shaw
     
 

The demand for math and science skills in our technology-driven world is at a premium, and yet U.S. students continue to lag behind many other industrialized countries in these areas. This book, based on studies conducted on 8000 elementary school-aged children, proposes that not only is there a relationship between music and math comprehension, but that music can be… See more details below

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The demand for math and science skills in our technology-driven world is at a premium, and yet U.S. students continue to lag behind many other industrialized countries in these areas. This book, based on studies conducted on 8000 elementary school-aged children, proposes that not only is there a relationship between music and math comprehension, but that music can be utilized to heighten higher brain function and improve math skills. The enclosed CD-Rom includes (1) a recording of Allegro con spirito from Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (K. 448), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu, courtesy of Sony ClassicalTM, and (2) a descriptive interactive version of S.T.A.R.TM (Spatial-Temporal Animation Reasoning) software program. While this book's discussion of the breakthroughs in understanding of spatial-temporal reasoning abilities will be of particular interest to neuroscientists and cognitive researchers, the book is also accessible to parents and educators.

* Presents the theory that music exercises higher brain function and can enhance math comprehension
* Details how music training coupled with special-temporal reasoning (thinking in pictures) can dramatically impact a child's ability to understand and master math
* Includes an interactive CD-ROM with math games

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780126390612
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Higher Brain Function: Music, Mathematics, Chess
Structured Brain and Symmetry
Tests of Predictions in Human Behavior
Tests From Brain Imaging and Animal Studies
The Future of Music as a Window into Higher Brain Function
New Scientific and Educational Results

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