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Science Explains: Why Band Nerds Will CONQUER THE WORLD

By Chaunton Mar 6, 2014

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Concentration:

A University of Kansas study indicated that students from elementary schools with strong music programs scored about 20% better on standardized tests (math and English) than students from schools with lousy music programs.* Was this because the music was subliminally teaching algebra? Nope--it's because learning music trains concentration, and concentration is a huge part of what improves grades, and facilitates the super-soldiers needed for world domination.

 *For the scientifically minded among you, we should point out that the study corrected for economic level, so this isn't just a case of poor schools do poorly, rich schools do well.

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