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 …

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 …

Why Mozart Might Improve Weight Gain in Preterm Infants

From a study by Lubetzky R, Mimouni FB, Dollberg S, Reifen R, Ashbel G, and Mandel D: OBJECTIVE: The rate of weight gain in preterm infants who are exposed to music seems to improve. A potential mechanism could be increased Read More …

Mozart Effect Present in Geriatric Patients

From a study by Cacciafesta M, Ettorre E, Amici A, Cicconetti P, Martinelli V, Linguanti A, Baratta A, Verrusio W, and Marigliano V: The ME [Mozart Effect] was described for the first time in 1993. Subsequently other studies with similar Read More …

Mozart Effect May Work Better for Women than Men

From a study by Gilleta KS, Vrbancic MI, Elias LJ, and Saucier DM: During the past decade, there have been numerous reports of a brief, but statistically significant, improvement in immediate spatial-temporal performance after listening to 10 min. of Mozart’s Read More …

Mozart Effect Replicated, Again

From a study by Rideout BE, Dougherty S, and Wernert L: Previous attempts by various researchers to replicate the enhancement of spatial performance following 10 min. exposure to music have been inconsistent in their findings. In the present study 16 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 …

A Cup of Mozart in the Morning

From a study by Jausovec N, Jausovec K, and Gerlic I: OBJECTIVE: The study investigated the influence Mozart’s music has on brain activity in the process of learning. A second objective was to test priming explanation of the Mozart effect. Read More …

Classical Music Aids Vine Growth

Abstracted from an article in Wired Magazine: The testing ground for the Italian experiment is a postcard-worthy, 24-acre Tuscan winery called Il Paradiso di Frassina. In 2006, the researchers set up speakers in front of young plants in wooden tubs Read More …

Mozart Effect, This Time by the Numbers

From a study by Ho C, Mason O, and Spence C: In the present study, we examined whether the ‘Mozart effect‘ would influence participants’ temporal attention using a visual attentional blink (AB) task that provides a reliable measure of the Read More …