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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

            Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Blink,” about the usefulness and importance of rapid cognition illustrated and sparked questions about our complex and mysterious brain. Gladwell’s theory, “thin-slicing,” is the concept that our unconscious mind makes lightning decisions based on preconceived n

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Cultural influences on the Brain

 

                                                Cultural influences on the Brain

 

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Mindwandering and Boredom

 

Colette Young                                                                                                                   6 April 2010

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The effects of Music on Language Disabilities

 

As a musician with many years of training, and a student with language learning impairment, I have a motivating interest in learning about the effects music might have on language development. My late-diagnosed language disability (discovered when I entered high school), consisting of phonological processing, spoken language, and reading disorders (Report of Neuropsychological Evaluation 14). I was fascinated to learn that research studies have shown that musical training enhances verbal ability including verbal memory, and perhaps language ability.

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