Music is a Protective Factor
The University of Southern California Brain and Creativity Institute recently published their research tracking the impact of music education on the developing brain, specifically children who live in poverty, an indicator of Adverse Childhood Experiences. The preliminary results show positive outcomes for students exposed to music education. The study revealed the growth of white matter, improved decision making and impulse control for children participating in music education when compared against the control group.
The intersection of violence and poverty has been validated by scientific research, using music as a protective factor the USC Brain and Creativity Institute is preventing violence. This study is shaping the future of Brain Health, and these discoveries will build a more compassionate society.