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Arts, Education, the Brain, and Language

via Arts, Learning, and the Brain   |   Book and Chapter

From the abstract: This study uses neuroscientific methods to examine whether there are cognitive differences between performing arts and non-performing arts students and among students studying different performing arts, in particular between music students and …

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Arts Organizations and Public Health: Developing Relationships and Programs to Address Local Health Priorities

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Partners for Livable Communities (Partners) releases, “Arts Organizations and Public Health,” a guide to creating partnerships between art and health organizations. This primer was designed for the arts organization that wishes to initiate programming focused …

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Arts Council: The Government Agency for Funding and Developing the Arts in Ireland

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From the Arts Council of Ireland website: The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts. We work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to …

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Arts & Minds: Connecting Art & Well-being

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The mission statement from the Arts & Minds site: Arts & Minds is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving quality of life for all people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through engagement with …

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Art Therapy: Enhancing the Lives of Older Adults

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From the toolkit: Art can be a powerful activity for older adults. For many seniors art is a lifelong passion, for others, art is a hobby that they never had the time to pursue. No …

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Art as Therapy: How to Age Creatively

via Smithsonian Magazine   |   Article and Blog Post

A new exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., showcases the work of elderly artists with memory loss and other chronic conditions.

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Art & Creativity

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From the website: Creativity is one aspect of personality that is characterized by novel and appropriate (or relevant) ideas, processes or objects. Creativity has been a tough concept to nail down precisely. For example, we …

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Is It Really Too Late to Learn New Skills?

via The New Yorker   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article: You missed your chance to be a prodigy, but there’s still growth left for grownups. The joys—and occasional embarrassments—of being a novice could be an antidote to the strain of being a …

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What Happens to Creativity as We Age?

via The New York Times   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article: How does the ability to come up with unusual ideas change as we grow older? Does it begin to flag in adolescence? Before then? To investigate these questions, we and our colleagues …

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Does Creativity Decline with Age?

via Scientific American   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article: This question has attracted scientific research for more than a century. In fact, the first empirical study of this issue was published in 1835. Thus, I can offer a confident answer: not …

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