Mozart Effect: What the Research Says

Based on one paper, there is NO relationship between children's listening to music and enhanced intellectual abilities (children become smarter). The author also clarifies the term “Mozart effect”, which is the effect on adults’ (but not children’s) spatial-reasoning skills after listening to Mozart; this effect only lasts for a few minutes.

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM

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1: "Can Music Instruction Affect Children'S Cognitive Development? Eric Digest.," ERIC Digest, 2003, by FH Rauscher. (Citations: 56).

ACCESS ERIC 1-800-LET-ERIC Several studies have examined the effects of music instruction on children's abilities in other disciplines. Other studies have explored the effects of listening to music on adults' spatial abilities. Findings from these two sets of studies ...

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