Mozart Spurs Microbe Productivity

According to Der Spiegel: The sonic waves of Mozart’s compositions, along with the addition of oxygen, spur micro-organisms to a higher performance in breaking down biosolids, Stucki explained. As a result, wastewater facilities will be able to save energy costs Read More …

Breaking News in the World of Opera

In the U.S.A., February is celebrated as Black History Month, and this year, we really have something to celebrate! Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an English-born composer (not to be confused with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the eighteenth-century poet), wrote an opera titled Thelma Read More …

Music Makes the Mind

From a study by Shore, Rebecca and Strasser, Janis: Hearing causes brain cells (neurons) to connect and neural networks to form. Advanced brain-scan technology and neuroscience research reveal that when children participate in music, the brain “light[s] up like a Read More …

Mozart and Monet?

From a study by Waugh, Russell F. and Riddoch, Jane V.: There are few studies measuring the effects on painting quality of playing background classical music at special schools. Primary students with severe intellectual disabilities (N=24) were taught abstract painting Read More …

Does Your Music Affect Your Personality?

From a study by Schiltz L, Maugendre M, and Brytek-Matera A.: Questing one’s personal identity and developing a coherent representation of oneself, the other and the world are major tasks in adolescence. Research showed that a satisfactory resolution of the Read More …

Born to Make Music

From a study by Koelsch S, Gunter T, Friederici AD, and Schröger E: Only little systematic research has examined event-related brain potentials (ERPs) elicited by the cognitive processing of music. The present study investigated how music processing is influenced by Read More …

Mozart Improves the Quality of Our Food

From a study by Papoutsoglou, S. E., Karakatsouli, N., Batzina, A., Papoutsoglou, E. S., and Tsopelakos, A.: The aim of the present study was to evaluate music effects (Mozart, K525) on gilthead seabream Sparus aurata and investigate whether its response Read More …

Mozart Wins Out over New Age Music, Again

From a study by Rauscher FH, Shaw GL, and Ky KN: Motivated by predictions of a structured neuronal model of the cortex, we performed a behavioral experiment which showed that listening to a Mozart piano sonata produced significant short-term enhancement Read More …