Learning, Arts, and the Brain: The Dana Consortium Report on Arts and Cognition

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From the Introduction:

In 2004, the Dana Arts and Cognition Consortium brought together cognitive neuroscientists from seven universities across the United States to grapple with the question of why arts training has been associated with higher academic performance. Is it simply that smart people are drawn to “do” art—to study and perform music, dance, drama—or does early arts training cause changes in the brain that enhance other important aspects of cognition?

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Health: Brain & Mental

Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Creative Expression

Creative Aging > Program Models

contributors

Carolyn Asbury

Michael Gazzaniga

Barbara Rich

related organization

The Dane Foundation

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Report

year

2008

keyword

Neuroscience