INFLUENCE OF MUSIC TRAINING ON STUDENT’S COGNITIVE ABILITY: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
This experimental research aims to investigate the impact of music training on students' cognitive abilities. The study involved two distinct groups: an experimental group and a control group. Both groups underwent pre and post-cognitive ability assessments. The experimental group received a three-month music training intervention between the pre and post-assessments, whereas the control group did not receive any music training. It was found that, even prior to the music training intervention; the experimental group demonstrated significantly higher cognitive abilities compared to the control group, with a statistical significance at the .05 level. Now, after music training was given to the experimental group, their cognitive abilities exhibited a remarkable increase, reaching statistical significance at the more stringent .01 level, when compared to the control group who had no music training. The study also revealed that when examining only the experimental group, a significant improvement in cognitive abilities was observed when comparing their performance before and after the music training. Conversely, no discernible enhancement in cognitive abilities was noted with the control group across the two assessments, as they did not partake in any music training between the pre and post-tests of cognitive abilities. These findings conclusively establish that music training has a demonstrable influence on enhancing students' cognitive abilities.
Cognitive Abilities, Pre-Test, Post-Test, Experimental Group, Control Group