About this Research Topic
The impact that musical activity has on human life can be found in different processes. One of them is represented by the transfer of learning from the musical to other cognitive domains. The transfer of learning implies that skills acquired in a specific cognitive domain can be transferred and also used in other domains of human activity. Abilities that have been developed through musical training may also be effectively used in other cognitive tasks.
Considering the social component of musical activity, music may also have an impact on social skills and social inclusion, supporting the participation of the individual in collective and collaborative musical events. The promotion of social participation through music can foster many kinds of inclusion, in a wide perspective including intercultural, intergenerational, and disability issues.
All of these aspects seem to confirm the relevant impact and the educational implications that music may have on human development, at all ages, and also for people with special needs. The aim of this Research Topic is to present original articles that investigate and discuss the cognitive, psychological, behavioral, social and educational benefits of music, highlighting the crucial role of musical activity in human development and well-being.
Keywords: Health, Transfer of Learning, Musical Training, Music Therapy
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