View Full Version : Cognitive Benefit of Singing Vs. Cognitive benefit of Instrumentation?


ONLY DESTROYER
01-06-13, 06:23 PM
DISCLAIMER: This topic relates to the ADD/ADHD Scientific Discussions because it illustrates my personal experience of shifting from inattentive to attentive at the age of 18.

I used to never have the ability to focus on specific details about singing.

I have always had an interest ever since I was around ten years old.

I am 18 years old and still remain a terrible singer.

Now that I have this focus, I understand music more, pitches, changing and distorting your voice.

All of these things that I was too inattentive to realize.

So with that being said, seeing that my math ability lacks, do you think singing may provide me the same type of left brain thinking such as the instrumentational benefit of a piano or a guitar.

Comparatively, do you think singing and instrumentation offer similar benefit to your brain??

Is it too late? Can I not achieve Howard Gardener's "theory of multiple intelligences, which include logical/mathematical, linguistic, musical, naturalist, spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal?" http://sitemaker.umich.edu/356.murphy/benefits_of_music_and_art_education

If you are interested in this subject, check out these excellent sources that I skimmed through.
http://news.emory.edu/stories/2012/07/hanna_pladdy_music_brain/campus.html
http://www.montevallo.edu/music/CSM/Benefits.shtm
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=1&ContentID=4514
http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86131/

Bethoven basically used music as medicine. Summing this video up, music held Bethoven off on suicide says, Richard Kogan, M.D., on Beethoven.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PDNhzfcNJqQ#!