Rob

There is actually a growing body of research that supports the idea that music enhances the brain's ability to learn. This is just the latest one to be publicized.

Alan Greenspan played the tenor saxophone professionally before becoming an economist. Maybe there is something to it.

Seriously, we are just beginning to study the mechanism of learning.

Miguel

Arts being mostly music. (3 out of 8 points, or 4/8 if dance is included). And the learning of music being usually done with emphasis on classical sets. So maybe the point is actually that classical music is relevant in ones education.

frankenduf

I don't buy the last bull/steroid assertion, that steroids don't help because they can't foster muscle gain in the bulls- my guess would be that steroids would help in that they make the bull more aggressive, which is a key component in how frantically the bull tries to get the cowboy off his back