The Mozart Effect-urgent - Running head: THE MOZART EFFECT...

This preview shows page 1 - 4 out of 7 pages.

Running head: THE MOZART EFFECT1The Mozart EffectStudent’s NameInstitution
THE MOZART EFFECT2Music and Spatial Task PerformanceThe research hypothesis is that music without sophistication or which is repetitious mayintervene with, instead of improve, and abstract thinking. Moreover, as musicians might interpretmusic in a dissimilar fashion from non-musicians, it would be captivating to contrast the two(Rauscher, Shaw, & Ky, 1993).The dependent variables are abstract thinking and spatial task performance. This isbecause they rely on the effect music has on them in order to function in a particular manner. Forinstance, in the study, spatial task performance is dependent on the effect Mozart’s music has onit. Those who are exposed to Mozart’s music seem to function better in regards to spatial taskperformance and abstract thinking compared to those who are not. On the contrary, theindependent variable is Music; particularly Mozart’s sonata for two pianos in D major, K488.The rationale why this is the independent variable is because it is not affected in any way,manner or form, regardless of whether the individuals being examined will function better or not(Rauscher, Shaw, & Ky, 1993). Music here is just music. By itself it is not influenced in any way,but rather it is its effect on the participants of the experiment that matters.The variable that the researchers controlled in the study was music. The participants weresubjected to Mozart’s composition for only ten minutes. Another variable that was controlled wasthe ‘silence condition’ where the subjects were to sit in silence for ten minutes. This wasnecessary because there were many participants and the researchers required as many subjects aspossible so as to to come up with a reliable average of the differences between the two instancesbeing tested (Rauscher, Shaw, & Ky, 1993). The variables were also controlled in order to avoidbias. Each approach was evaluated for precisely ten minutes in order to give each a fair amountof time to determine the dissimilarity between each.
THE MOZART EFFECT3The evidence that the researchers offer as reinforcement for their hypothesis is that theparticipants who were subjected to Mozart’s music piece outperformed those who were notexposed to his music piece. Another evidence is that subsequent to the evaluations, those who

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 7 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Fall
Professor
mr
Tags
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mozart, spatial task performance

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture