A study is showing some correlation between musical training and intelligence.
Tests showed the kids who practiced instruments scored much higher than their non-musical counterparts on auditory discrimination and finger dexterity, both skills closely tied with musical training.
The young musicians’ vocabulary scores were 15 percent higher, and non-verbal reasoning scores were 11 percent higher. The longer the child was musically trained, the higher the scores.
One point that was not highlighted was the amount of time each student placed on academics and other activities. It may be that a child that is disciplined in music is also a child that is disciplined in academics and it is that is why the scores are higher.
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