There is a short write-up in the Washington Post about an interesting new study of Suzuki education and development of mental ability.

“The study of children 4 to 6 years old is the first to show specific cognitive benefits from musical training among the very young.”

Read more: Musical Training Benefits Kids’ Brains (free registration required).

Update: As mentioned by upbeat in the forums, the BBC also has a short article on this study: Music training boosts the brain