mozart effect - Danny Ezraty HDEV 305 Isabel Dwornik THE...

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Danny Ezraty HDEV 305 Isabel Dwornik THE MOZART EFFECT Researchers have learned that music by Mozart may have an  ability to heal certain problems, as well as create a slight increase  spatial reasoning. The unique ability of this music to heal the body,  and strengthen the mind is known as the Mozart Effect (Campbell).  This was studied a great deal by Alfred Tomatis, a doctor who was  working with french actor Gerard Depardieu. Early in his career,  Depardieu struggled to become an actor. Depardieu could not  express himself, the more he tried, the worse his problem became.  Tomatis traced the cause of Depardieu's voice and memory  problems to deeper emotional problems. Depardieu's treatment  consisted of listening to Mozart two hours a day for several  months. Soon his appetite improved, he slept better, and eventually  he began to speak more clearly. He went on to become a popular  actor known for his voice (Campbell). Tomatis consistently found 
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that regardless of a listener's tastes or previous exposure to the  composer, the music of Mozart calmed listeners, improved spatial  perception, and allowed them to express themselves more clearly.  He found that Mozart achieved the best long-term results. In 1993,  Frances H. Rauscher, demonstrated that ten minutes of listening to 
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course HDEV 305 taught by Professor Dwornik during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton University.

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