Immediate effects of training with musical mnemonics on verbal memory in children
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of musical mnemonics versus spoken word in training verbal memory in children. A randomized control trial of typically-developing 9-11 year old children was conducted using the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT), a test measuring a participant’s ability to recall a list of 15 words over multiple exposures. Members of the group that listened to words sung to them recalled an average of 20% more words after listening to and recalling an interference list than members of the control group that listened to the same words spoken. This ...
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