Music training and nonmusical abilities: Associations or causation?
Öppen föreläsning med professor E. Glenn Schellenberg, professor vid University of Toronto, ledare för the Music and Cognition Lab.
Tid och plats: 6 december 2016, kl 15:00-16:00, Föreläsningssal Andreas Vesalius, Berzeliuslab, Karolinska Institutet, Solna
Professor Schellenberg skriver om föreläsningen: My talk provides a critical overview of research that has examined associations between music training and nonmusical abilities, with a focus on the available evidence for causation. I conclude that music training is associated with many nonmusical abilities. Some kinds of music training may enhance some abilities for some individuals, and group music lessons may have social benefits. Nevertheless, children who take music lessons differ from other children in multiple ways (demographic, cognitive, personality), which predict the decision to study music. These other individual differences need to be taken into account before inferring that music training causes improvements in nonmusical abilities.