I hope to use this space as a way to communicate new findings or ideas about music and children's development. Please feel free to comment, add ideas, or just read!
I just read a study (read here) that shows a physical lack of connection, fewer nerve fibers, between the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain may be responsible for "tone-deafness." The study finds that this affliction runs in families. I wonder if this is truly genetic or is an ongoing lack of exposure to music at a young age. Strangely, the people who were classified as "tone-deaf" had normal skills in language comprehension. It shows how the brain is very specialized and what can happen when there is a lack of interconnections in the brain.