The Mozart Effect

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The Mozart Effect It was proved in 1993 that students had a better score on their spatial IQ test after listening to Mozart´s Piano Sonata k 448. They scored up to nine points higher than the students taking the test using other methods. Mozart has a greater influence on the brain development compared to other composers such as better results when studying, memorizing easily, and better test scores. The University of California made a research trying different methods in students while taking their IQ test. The group that used a Mozart Sonata scored eight to nine points higher than the other groups. This result was named “The Mozart Effect”. Compared to a diverse list of composers, Mozart and Bach show better results on the brain development such as long term periodicity. Music that has an influence in long term periodicity show better results on spatial temporal performance. Researchers investigated this effect with non-musical selections and noticed that Mozart was the one that increased spatial temporal abilities. It is recommended to listen to a musical composition like Mozart’s Sonata for two pianos in D major before taking an exam. This type of melodies helps the body to de-stress therefore; it allows the person to have better results. Musical compositions from Mozart and Bach have a 60 beat-per-minute pattern; these types of compositions activate the left and right hemispheres of the brain. When studying, the left side of the brain activates, music activates the right side, using both sides at a time increases the ability of processing information. Music from the Baroque period, like Bach, and from the Classical period, Mozart, have the tendency to repeat its theme, change its tempo, change its mood, and so on. These... ... middle of paper ... ...11. 15 de February de 2014 . Moskowitz, Clara. «livescience.» 13 de January de 2010. 17 de February de 2014 . O´Donell, Laurence. «Music and the Brain.» 1999. 08 de February de 2014 . Reuell, Peter. «HARVARDgazette.» 11 de December de 2013. 17 de February de 2014 . Sorensen, Lars. «Mozart on the Brain.» 19 de Nobember de 2008. 15 de February de 2014 . Spiegel, Alix. «npr.» 28 de June de 2010. 17 de February de 2014 .

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