Mozart Effect

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“Mozart Effect” The Mozart effect has two general definitions. Firstly, it is a set of research results that indicate that listening to Mozart's music may induce a short-term improvement on the performance of certain kinds of mental tasks known as "spatial-temporal reasoning". And also it is popularized versions of the theory, which suggest that "listening to Mozart makes you smarter", or that early childhood exposure to classical music has a beneficial effect on mental development. The term was first found by Alfred A. Tomatis who used Mozart's music as the listening stimulus in his work attempting to cure a variety of disorders. The approach has been popularized in a book by Don Campbell. It is based on an experiment published in…show more content…
In addition, music has been evaluated to see if it has other properties. The April 2001 edition of Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine assessed the possible health benefits of the music of Mozart. John Jenkins played Sonata K.448 to patients with epilepsy and found a decrease in epileptiform activity. According to the British Epilepsy Organization, research has suggested that apart from Mozart's K.448 and Piano Concerto No. 23, only one other piece of music has been found to have a similar effect; a song by the Greek composer Yanni, entitled "Acroyali/Standing in Motion". It was determined to have the "Mozart effect", by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine because it was similar to Mozart's K.448 in tempo, structure, melodic and harmonic consonance and predictability. I found some information from Rocky Mountain News. Their program was called “Music a sound contribution to healing” about good Samaritan taking cacophony out of hospital care, made by Samean Yun in May 31, 2005. The sound of a loon, native to New Hampshire, is coming from what appear to be rocks in front of Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, sitting in the middle of the rolling Colorado plains. It's perhaps incongruous, but the sound makes visitors feel as if they're inside a peaceful forest. Don Campbell, whom we are already known about as the author of the best-selling book “The Mozart Effect¨, has put together a library of world music to play at select

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