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Dr Anita Collins

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MeetAnita

Dr Anita Collins is an award-winning educator, researcher and author in the field of brain development and music learning. She is internationally recognized for her unique work in translating the scientific research of neuroscientists and psychologists to the everyday parent, teacher and student.

How playing an instrument benefits your brain


Dr Anita Collins

TED-Ed Animations

In 2014 Anita worked with the creative team at TED Ed lesson worth sharing to create a short film titled "How playing an instrument benefits your brain". This film bought together neuroscientific research into the benefits of music education on brain development in a way that allowed high school and college students to understand the changes that were happening in the brain every time they practised their instrument.

In 2014, Anita shared how learning music influences our brain development, and what this means for musical education, in a TEDx Talk titled, "What If Every Child Had Access To Music Education From Birth?".

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