Music Of Mozart Effect On Children

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The “Mozart effect” is a statement based on research studies claiming that listening to the music of Mozart may produce an increase in your IQ and performance in certain types of mental tasks.
This effect was applied not just to adults, but later also to unborn and postpartum babies up to 60 days old. The “Mozart effect” stemmed from research carried out in 1993 by researchers Frances H.
Rauscher, Gordon L. Shaw and Katherine N. Ky at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and
Memory at UC Irvine, California. Other research studies have found no statistics to support the “Mozart effect”. These studies gained media attention which resulted in the phrase “Mozart effect”.
Numerous studies have been carried out since the initial 1993
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Gordon L. Shaw a physicist and Katherine N. Ky (the ‘Rauscher 1993’ study) all researchers at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at UC Irvine, California. They conducted a study where a group of 36 adult college students were exposed to Mozart’s Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos (K448), followed by a relaxation tape or silence – the “three conditions”. Each exposure lasted for 10 minute

intervals followed by three sets of IQ spatial reasoning tests using the Stanford-Binet intelligence scale which is a standardized test to measure intelligence. All of the students were given the same test designed to measure spatial IQ, which involved them mentally unfolding a piece of paper that has been folded multiple times and cut. The goal was to select the correct unfolded paper from five examples.
The results of the experiment showed those students who listened to the Mozart Sonata scored significantly higher than the students who listened to the relaxation tape or sat in silence. The average score for those students who listened to Mozart was an 8-9 point increase in IQ. This increase however was only temporary lasting for no longer than 10-15 minutes. The researcher’s findings were published in the October 14, 1993 edition of the international journal ‘Nature’, which publishes new and innovative research in diverse scientific categories. The article garnered a lot of media and public attention and speculation which resulted in
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