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Scientists speak: Swathi Swaminathan

Here we have the chance to interview another young and very talented scientist, Swathi Swaminathan.
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Let’s hear from the pros!

Here we have the chance to interview another young and very talented scientist that works at the Brain and Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario in London, Canada: Swathi Swaminathan.

Together with Swathi, we will discuss the relationship between music and intelligence and as well as the possible reasons and explanations of this relationship.

Q1: Is the relationship between intelligence and music training a strong one? Would you expect to observe this relationship if you were looking for it in primary school? In high school? Among the master students of a university?

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Q2: Is there anything else that is also connected with intelligence? Is the relationship really only between music training and intelligence or are there other possible factors?

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Q3: Is there a cause/effect relationship between music lessons and intelligence?

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Q4: So, if you had young kids now, would you try to push them and play some music?

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

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