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 …

The Mozart Effect Successfully Replicated

From a study by Rideout BE, and Taylor J: Previous research has demonstrated that 10 min. exposure to classical music can influence performance on a spatial task. The effect, however, has not been robust, suggesting a sensitivity to individual differences Read More …

Mozart in Japan

From a study by Suda M, Morimoto K, Obata A, Koizumi H, and Maki A: OBJECTIVE: In this study, we examined the effects of Mozart’s music on spatial-reasoning ability by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). METHODS: The subjects comprised five males and Read More …

Classical Musicians Think Differently

One of my friends, Keith Ray, sent me news of a study by Crystal Gibson, Bradley Folley and Sohee Park via email (excerpted below): Vanderbilt University psychologists have found that professionally trained musicians more effectively use a creative technique called Read More …

The Mozart Effect Redeemed

From a study by Terry D. Bilhartz, Rick A. Bruhna and Judith E. Olson : The relationship between participation in a structured music curriculum and cognitive development was studied with 71 4- through 6-year olds. Children were pre- and posttested Read More …