Keeping Mozart in Mind

Keeping Mozart in Mind

2nd Edition - October 31, 2003

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  • Author: Gordon Shaw
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080509709

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Description

The demand for math and science skills in our technology-driven world is at a premium, and yet U.S. students continue to lag behind many other industrialized countries in these areas. This book, based on studies conducted on 8000 elementary school-aged children, proposes that not only is there a relationship between music and math comprehension, but that music can be utilized to heighten higher brain function and improve math skills. The enclosed CD-Rom includes (1) a recording of Allegro con spirito from Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (K. 448), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu, courtesy of Sony ClassicalTM, and (2) a descriptive interactive version of S.T.A.R.TM (Spatial-Temporal Animation Reasoning) software program. While this book's discussion of the breakthroughs in understanding of spatial-temporal reasoning abilities will be of particular interest to neuroscientists and cognitive researchers, the book is also accessible to parents and educators.

Key Features

  • Presents the theory that music exercises higher brain function and can enhance math comprehension
  • Details how music training coupled with special-temporal reasoning (thinking in pictures) can dramatically impact a child's ability to understand and master math
  • Includes an interactive CD-ROM with math games

Readership

Neuroscientists and cognitive scientists; parents and educators teaching students difficult math concepts.

Table of Contents

  • * Presents the theory that music exercises higher brain function and can enhance math comprehension
    * Details how music training coupled with special-temporal reasoning (thinking in pictures) can dramatically impact a child's ability to understand and master math
    * Includes an interactive CD-ROM with math games

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: October 31, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080509709

About the Author

Gordon Shaw

Affiliations and Expertise

M.I.N.D. Institute/University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.

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