Music and Surgery: Why Music is Effective

Thanks again to Deric Bownds’ Mindblog, a study by Conrad, Claudius MD, PhD; Niess, Hanno; Jauch, Karl-Walter MD; Bruns, Christiane J. MD, PhD; Hartl, Wolfgang H. MD; and Welker, Lorenz MD: Methods: We conducted a randomized study in ten critically Read More …

Mozart Improves Math Scores

Published without attribution or any details in the China Daily: The latest summer camp organized by the Shanghai local government is applying Mozart’s music to improving students’ math scores.One group of student campers solved geometry problems with Mozart sonatas playing Read More …

Music Lessons Improve Language Development

Courtesy yet again of Deric Bownds’ Mindblog, a study by Sylvain Moreno, Carlos Marques, Andreia Santos, Manuela Santos, São Luís Castro and Mireille Besson We conducted a longitudinal study with 32 nonmusician children over 9 months to determine 1) whether Read More …

The Maze of the Mozart Effect

From a study by Rauscher, Robinson and Jens : Rats were exposed in utero plus 60 days post-partum to either complex music (Mozart Sonata (k. 448)), minimalist music (a Philip Glass composition), white noise or silence, and were then tested Read More …

Which is Better? This Mozart Sonata, or This Mozart Sonata?

From a study by V Macedo Batista Fiorelli, N Kasahara, R Cohen, A Santucci França, M Della Paolera, C Mandia, Jr and G Vicente de Almeida : Methods: 60 naive normal subjects underwent AP (SITA 24-2). The study group (30 Read More …

Violin Music Improves Fetal Development

From a study by Lafuente, M. J., Grifol, R., Segerra, J., Soriano, J., Gorba, M. A., & Montesinos, A.: Procedure: One-hundred-seventy-two maternity patients who were enrolled in a birth preparation course participated in this study. The mothers were separated into Read More …