How do shared music experiences influence social behavior? Could music be used as a method for increasing the quality of interaction, help individuals understand each other’s feelings and share a heightened sense of connectedness? In recent years, studies showing positive effects of music on social behavior have began accumulating.
Studies have shown that already at birth, and even before it, children possess many skills needed to process music. Mere exposure to music influences the development of auditory processing and gradually makes us accustomed to the specific features of the music of the culture we live in. Read more about how memories of music in utero can be traced when children are born and how music affects other important aspects of early childhood development.