CommonHealth: How Playing Music Affects The Developing Brain | WBUR

Remember “Mozart Makes You Smarter”?

A 1993 study of college students showed them performing better on spatial reasoning tests after listening to a Mozart sonata. That led to claims that listening to Mozart temporarily increases IQs — and to a raft of products purporting to provide all sorts of benefits to the brain.

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MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Reassigned: Media in Gaza

Two reporters were pulled from their assignments covering Gaza this week, for two very different reasons; one obvious, the other not.

In my opinion, Ayman Mohyeldin and Diana Magnay were assigned to cover stories they should have kept a distance from, for completely different reasons. Continue reading

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