Auditory Processing Abilities in Amateur Musicians

Anand, Kruthika and Kishan, MM and Krishna, Y (2016) Auditory Processing Abilities in Amateur Musicians. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 16 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1565-012X

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Abstract

Music has important consequences on the anatomo-functional organization of the brain. Learning and listening to music has various advantages beginning with relaxation,mind training and neural strengthening. Learning music when young has a wide influence on cognion, attention and listening thereby resulting in better performance in most tasks. Currently the practice of parents exposing their children from the womb through their children’s early years has not been researched and explored.Method: School going children who are undergoing music training for more than 2 years and an non-musical control group were tested for auditory processing abilities for pitch perception, gap detection and auditory processing performance scale.Result: The children in the school going amateur musical group out performed the non-musical trained group in the pitch pattern test, the random gap detection test and in the child auditory processing performance scale. Conclusion: Music training results in better temporal processing which can be shown in classroom activities. The improvement observed in amateur musicians over a short training duration, can be attributed to the pitch, loudness, and duration of the acrobatics that the musicians undergo. Studying these aspects and reporting the benefits help in designing training modules for children with various developmental disorders.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amateur musicians; Auditory processing; Neural plasticity; Neural strengthening
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 04:16
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 04:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148378

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