Music programme helps with memory


Is  Structured activity  for children a good thing?

Could this be a breakthrough for those with poor concentration?

 Extract from The Listening Program(R) with reference and credits to Alan Heath  (TLP) and Nathan Urban Neuroscientist at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Hippocampal Activity During Music Listening Exposes The Memory-Boosting Power of Music

For the first time the hippocampus – a brain structure crucial for creating long-lasting memories – has been observed to be active in response to recurring musical phrases while listening to music. Thus, the hippocampal involvement in long-term memory may be less specific than previously thought.

Less Structured Time in Children’s Daily Lives Predicts Self-Directed Executive Functioning

Results from this study showed that the more time children spent in less structured activities, the better their self-directed executive function. Conversely, the more time children spent in more structured activities the poorer their self-directed executive function. (that is, their ability to make decisions organise  and take initiative functions less well LTS).

Your Brain’s Got Rhythm, And Syncs When You Think

Even if you can’t keep a beat, your brain can. “The brain absolutely has rhythm,” says Nathan Urban, a neuroscientist at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh….The internal cadences of the brain and nervous system appear to play an important role in everything from walking to thinking, Urban says.

LTS is a registered accredited provider of The Listening Programme -a unique

training programme that improves the brain’s auditory and sensory processing skills.It benefits so many areas and ages.  Benefits include :

Attention and concentration, (ADD), memory,  language and related literacy skills, speech and language  physical balance and coordination (particularly useful for Dyspraxia and Autistic spectrum)  musical ability, aural skills,  vocal performance

By using varying frequencies this method builds on the work of Alex Tomatis, M.D. (1920-2001)who helped to identify the relationship between certain sound frequencies and their effect on functions of the mind and body.

A simple explanation of Dr. Tomatis’ findings shows that  different   sound frequency zones or bands affect different abilities.

E.G. zone 1 lower frequencies can improve balance, coordination, direction, laterality.

zone 2 mild and high frequencies-memory, speech, attention language.

Zone 3  energy, intuition, creativity, ideas, spirituality, auditory.

This unique programme is available only through a TLP provider.If  you have a child who lacks attention is having difficulties with coordination  or you want to improve your  own study skills then get in touch. we use it ourselves regularly- it can even help with sleep difficulties. please telephone for a friendly chat about how it works on 07967 223181- LTS Learning, or email us at:

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