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Music Helps Impoverished Children Perform Better in School

Researchers have found that the brains of children who grow up in poverty process sounds differently from children who are better off.  But a study shows musical training can tune the brain so that these children of poverty can better process what they hear. Karina Reyes, 16,  fell in love when she saw the trombone. “I guess it’s the sound and the feel and how it looked, and it was not ordinary for a girl to play trombone," she said. For the last five years, Reyes has...

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