Book Study: Music & The Brain
Listening Improves Mood, Health, Kindness and Intelligence
Music not only excites and electrifies, but it produces and orchestrates neural functionality. Just listening synchronizes brainwaves, the nervous system, pain tolerance, mood, and your immune system. Musicians have sophisticated neural networks like tracks of the railroads. It grows more mass in the brain (especially the hippocampus), boosts cognition, linguistics, spatial rotation, social interaction, & empathy. It’s not too late either, MRIs show brain activity changes in non-musicians as soon as they began. Another showed personality changes to empathy when the MRI compared activity changes after 6 weeks when compared to the first session. Accelerate learning with strategies you can use now.
For this independent study, you will be asked to complete the reading that you have chosen (a copy of the reading will be provided with purchase), then answer a series of questions about: the content, how you’ve applied the reading, and the related outcomes you have observed in your respective field. Engagement hours must reach 15 hours or more.
University Credit is an additional fee outside of the cost of class.
Step 1: Getting Started
Pick the class that’s right for you. Each class comes with step-by-step directions including: 1) How to watch or attend class, 2) Completing all course requirements, 3) Registering with the University of your choice, and 4) Requesting transcripts.
Step 2: Completing Class
Watch the online lectures or attend class in-person, then begin independent application. Keep a reflection and log the hours spent applying this content, then submit to us by email. 3-credit classes require 45 hours of engagement, 1 credit classes require 15 hours of engagement (including class time).
Step 3: Receiving Credit
After submitting independent application, within 5-7 days, you will receive a confirmation email that your grade has been entered with the university of your choice. You will then be able to request transcripts. Transcript delivery is generally 5-7 days and is available for expidite.
I always leave Kim’s classes feeling excited and ready to put theory into practice, and this book followed that same idea. She breaks down concepts about how the brain works and what it needs so that classroom teachers (actually, everybody) can immediately implement the strategies. She makes learning about the brain and neuroscience fun and applicable.” Stacey J Budaj
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