What The Science Reveals

Evidence from neuroscience indicates that music making in early years accelerates brain development in young children, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills. Explore the work of leading neuroscientists and educators to find out how music can enhance early years development.

Interview with Anita Collins

Anita Collins is a leading researcher into the impact of music-making on brain development. Sue Newman, Director of Boogie Mites, had the opportunity to interview Anita and you can get the highlights here.

Anita Collins Ted Talk

What if…

What if a large number of scientific studies had proved that there is one activity that can improve our cognitive function, help our memory systems, help us to learn the language and is most effective when undertaken before the age of 7! Find out why Anita Collins describes the effect of music “‘like fireworks going off in the brain” in this engaging and fascinating Ted Talk. Wind The Bobbin Up will never be the same again!

Hear From Dr Nina Kraus

Breaking The Wall To Neuroeducation

This brilliant explanation of how music impacts the development of sound processing and language development is given by Dr Kraus, Professor of Neurobiology at Northwestern University USA.


The Brainvolts Project is an Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory  that investigates the biology of auditory learning. Using cutting-edge technology that provides unprecedented precision in indexing brain function, they are able to push science beyond the laboratory by conducting studies in schools, community centres, and clinics. They use their findings to advocate best practice for education, health and social policy.

Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI)

The BCI is a research unit of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California. One area of research studies the effects of music processing on the developing brain. Over the past two decades, music training has been associated with better than average language and mathematical skills and higher IQ, while differences between musicians and non-musicians have been found in brain areas related to hearing and movement, among others. What is the mechanism behind such differences?

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