The influence of music on brain development and plasticity

Putar, Darija (2016) The influence of music on brain development and plasticity. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Alfred Tomatis was among the first to explain positive effect of music on the brain. He developed a method using music to stimulate nervous system. Short-term positive effect on spatial abilities is called the "Mozart effect“ and has no permanent consequences on nervous system. Long-term influence of musical training benefits brain development and brain plasticity. Although brain plasticity is strongest in childhood, it can be stimulated in adults. Therefore it is possible to use music therapy in treatment of neurological deficits like dyslexia, Parkinson's disease, stroke and dementia. Emotions, cognitive and motor abilities are most affected by music.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Hranilović, Dubravka
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 19
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Palma Dizdarevic
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 11:34
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 11:34
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5519

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