Art and Cognitive Development

“We now know that training preschool children and adults to focus their attention can produce improvements in general cognitive processes.The network of neural areas involved in executive control or executive attention get exercised and strengthened such that the training will produce improvements in a large number of other cognitive tasks, including general intelligence.”

Dr. Michael Posner, NEUROEDUCATION:LEARNING, ARTS, AND THE BRAIN Findings and Challenges for Educators and Researchers from the 2009 Johns Hopkins University Summit