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We love it when research highlights the false schism between art and science and the podcast discussing the book:

The Music Advantage: how learning music helps your child's brain and wellbeing

by Dr Anita Collins, Allen & Unwin

is a beautiful example.

About 15 minutes in Dr Collins provides a pithy summary of the linkage between speaking and reading for children that a neuroscientist used: “ If they can’t hear it, they can’t speak it; if they can’t speak it, they can’t read it.” Then around 26 minutes in there is the lovely story of a child learning they have two hands with which to coordinate a clap – explaining how this clapping helps a child connect and coordinate 3 parts of the brain - the auditory, visual and motor cortices – a golden triangle. 

The link to the podcast is here

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/how-music-boosts-learning-and-wellbeing/13279288

Another podcast discussing the connection between music and memory and research showing that the brain responds to music even when other abilities are lost is here.

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/music-and-memory/10213886