How the Effect of Music on Motor and Language Systems Promotes Learning

You have probably already noted from other sections on this website that listening to music affects human neurological functioning in very specific ways. In this section we will address the way music effects changes in the brain by activating neural circuitry that controls non-musical functions. We will examine the relationship between listening to music and neurological functioning in the areas of learning, language processing, and motor responses and the implications of this relationship on early brain development and brain plasticity later in life.