Dr Alexandra Lamont explores the role of music in the lives of young children

Dr. Alexandra Lamont is a lecturer in psychology of music at Keele University in the United Kingdom and has conducted a study of the role music plays in the lives of young children.Music is all around us. At the start of the 21st century, technology in industrialized societies provides us with easy access to a vast amount of recorded music. We can listen to our favourite music at home, in the car, on the train; on home stereos, personal stereos, and through our computers. We are also often surrounded by music which we have not chosen, at the shops, waiting for a train, even at the doctor’s.

Research is beginning to show how music has the power to change the way we feel, think, and behave. We know that music can lift our mood, and certain kinds of music can temporarily boost specific kinds of intelligence. Listening to our favorite music can even help us tolerate high levels of pain.

Read the complete article at The Open University to see her results.

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