Researchers Foresee Clinical Applications of the Mozart Effect

From a study by Shaw GL, and Bodner M: Motivated by predictions from the structured trion model of the cortex, based on Mountcastle’s columnar organizational principle, behavioral experiments have demonstrated a causal short-term enhancement of spatial-temporal reasoning in college students Read More …

Mozart Sonata Activates More of Your Brain

From a study by Bodner M, Muftuler LT, Nalcioglu O, and Shaw GL: Behavioral studies, motivated by columnar cortical model predictions, have given evidence for music causally enhancing spatial-temporal reasoning. A wide range of behavioral experiments showed that listening to Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 6

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

Continued from: Is Classical Music Elitist? Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 3 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 4 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 5 I know, it seems like this has been going on Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

Continued from: Is Classical Music Elitist? Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 3 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 4 I’ve been posting quotes I find interesting from a discussion thread on The Guardian’s website, and Read More …

Musicians’ Brains Demonstrate Neuroplasticity

From a review of studies by Jäncke L: Purpose: In this review I summarize and discuss reported findings of structural and functional plasticity in the intact human brain. Methods: The main focus is placed on research that uses musicians as 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 …