Auditory, Autism, Music, Science, Web/Tech

Music and Emotion

Music and sound play a large part in alternative approaches to learning difficulties and can have a big impact on children on the autistic spectrum. Work on ‘The Mozart Effect‘ (more here and here), music and IQ and music and language make a strong case for a direct link between music and how our brain works.
Over on Cognitive Daily they have a post Music training helps people understand emotions in speech. This examines a study that demonstrates our ability to judge other people’s emotions can be improved by learning to play the keyboard. A lack of empathy is a common, almost trademark, symptom of autism and aspergers. Learning to play the piano or keyboard, though very difficult for autistics, might be worth the effort because of all the different ways it can enhance the brain.
See Keep It Simple for more about learning the piano.