Monthly Archives: January 2016

How Playing Music Affects the Developing Brain

A seminal article on advances in our understanding of playing music and the developing brain: View Original Remember “Mozart Makes You Smarter”? A 1993 study of college students showed them performing better on spatial reasoning tests after listening to a Mozart sonata. That led to claims that listening to Mozart temporarily increases IQs — and to a raft of products purporting to provide all sorts of benefits to […]

Musical Training Optimizes Brain Function

   By Christopher Bergland, View Original November 13th, 2013  Neuroscientists are discovering multiple ways that musical training improves the function and connectivity of different brain regions. Musical training increases brain volume and strengthens communication between brain areas. Playing an instrument changes how the brain interprets and integrates a wide range of sensory information, especially for those who start before age 7. These findings were presented at the […]

REASON AND LAW – Morris Raphael Cohen

…the law is not at any  time completed but is always being modified in the process of judicial decision. Not only is the common law what the judges have made it but this is also largely the case with our statutory law, of which constitutional law is a special instance. (p. 81) The law …is a self correcting system. (p. 82) The end of law, the administration of […]