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THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY is committed to advancing the study of the bene ts of music education and sharing those results with Canadian parents. To this end, we are pleased to provide a comprehensive list of sources for further reading. We will continue to report new research  ndings on our website at
l Music, The Brain, And Ecstasy: How Music Captures Our Imagination, Robert Jourdain
l This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, Daniel Levitin
l The Tao of Music: Sound Psychology, John Ortiz
l Music, Language, and the Brain, Aniruddh Patel lListen to This, Alex Ross
l Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks lMusic and the Mind, Anthony Storr
l Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Goleman, 2005, Bantam Books
l Music Lessons Enhance IQ (Psychological Science, 15); E  Glenn Schellenberg; 2004; the online version of this article can be found at: http://pss sagepub com/content/15/8/511
l Short-Term Music Training Enhances Verbal Intelligence and Executive Function, Sylvain Moreno, Ellen Bialystok, Raluca Barac, E  Glenn Schellenberg, Nicholas J  Cepeda and Tom Chau; (Psychological Science published online 3 October 2011, and can be found at http://pss  sagepub com/content/early/2011/10/03/0956797611416999 )
l Musical Training In uences Linguistic Abilities in Eight-year-old Children: More Evidence for Brain Plasticity, Sylvain Moreno, Carlos Marques, Andreia Santos, Manuela Santos, Sa˜ o Luís Castro and
Mireille Besson, Cerebral Cortex, (Volume 19, Issue 3, March 2009)
l Neuroanatomical Correlates of Musicianship as Revealed by Cortical Thickness and Voxel-Based Morphometry, Patrick Bermudez1,2, Jason P  Lerch3, Alan C  Evans1 and Robert, and J  Zatorre, Cerebral Cortex (July 2009)
l Examination of Relationships between Participants in School Music Programs of Differing Quality and Standardized Test Results, CM Johnson and JE Memmott, Journal of Research in Music Education (Winter 2006), Volume 54, Number 4
l Recent and past musical activity predicts cognitive aging variability: direct comparison with general lifestyle activities, Brenda Hanna-Pladdy and Byron Gajewski, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 19 July 2012, available online at: http://journal frontiersin org/journal/10 3389/ fnhum 2012 00198/abstract
l THE PACIFIC STANDARD, The Musician’s Brain, (March 17, 2008) downloaded at http://www psmag com/science-environment/the- musician-s-brain-4698/
l GLOBE AND MAIL: Is Toronto school board deaf to power of music at http://www theglobeandmail com/news/national/education/toronto- school-board-deaf-to-power-of-music/article12388771/
l TORONTO STAR: Everything I Need to Know,
I Learned in School Music Class at http://www thestar com/news/ insight/2013/06/15/everything_i_need_to_know_i_learned_in_school_ music_class html
l ABC NEWS: Music Lessons Linked to Lasting Brain Bene ts at http:// abcnews go com/blogs/health/2012/08/21/music-lessons-linked-to- lasting-brain-bene ts/
l ABC NEWS: How Music Could Make You a Rocket Scientist at http://abcnews go com/Technology/music-make-rocket-scientist/ story?id=20692544
l THE NEW YORK TIMES: Why Music Makes our Brains Sing at http://www  nytimes com/2013/06/09/opinion/sunday/why-music-makes-our-brain- sing html?_r=1&
l THE NEW YORK TIMES: Long-Term Bene ts of Music Lessons at http:// www nytimes com/2013/11/12/science/long-term-bene ts-of-music- lessons html?smid=tw-nytimesmusic&seid=auto&_r=1&
l THE NEW YORK TIMES: Is Music the Key to Success at http://www  nytimes com/2013/10/13/opinion/sunday/is-music-the-key-to-success  html?emc=eta1
l THE NEW YORK TIMES, Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Bene ts, Perri Klass, M D , 2012, at http://well blogs nytimes com/2012/09/10/ early- music-lessons-have-longtime-bene ts/
l PACIFIC STANDARD: New Evidence Links Music Education, Higher Test Scores at http://www psmag com/blogs/news-blog/new-evidence-links- music-education-higher-test-scores-64980/
l THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK): Music – a gift for language learners at http://www telegraph co uk/education/educationadvice/10435498/ Music-a-gift-for-language-learners html
l U S  NEWS & WORLD REPORT: Musicians’ Brains Might Have
an Edge on Aging at http://health usnews com/health-news/news/ articles/2012/08/02/musicians-brains-might-have-an-edge-on-aging
l Doing well and doing good by doing art: The effects of education in the visual and performing arts on the achievements and values of young adults, James S  Catterall
l Joint music making promotes pro-social behavior in 4-year old children, Kirchner & Tomasello, Evolution & Human Behavior, 2010
l Leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly,
J  Verghese et al, New England Journal of Medicine 2003; 348:2508-16
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