If You Want Smarter Kids Teach Them Music, Not Coding, According To MIT

If You Want Smarter Kids Teach Them Music, Not Coding, According To MIT

ABSTRACT: To the brain, reading computer code is not the same as reading language or music. Neuroscientists find that interpreting code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers. A news release from Anne Trafton at MIT News Office described an article where MIT neuroscientists have found that reading computer code does not activate the regions of the brain that are involved in language processing. Instead, it activates a distributed network called the multiple demand network, which is also recruited for complex cognitive tasks such as solving math problems or crossword puzzles.

REVIEWER: Peter Gerlings

AUTHOR SUMMARY: Lutz Jäncke, Simon Leipold

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