8.31 Mozart Effect

8.31 Mozart Effect - The Mozart-Effect Illustration by...

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The “Mozart-Effect” Illustration by Christina Lum 8/31/09
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“Music and Spatial Task Performance,” Nature , 1993 Students given 3 sets of spatial-reasoning tests adapted from the Stanford-Binet intelligence test One was preceded by 10 minutes of listening to Mozart’s sonata for two pianos, K. 448; one was preceded by 10 minutes of relaxation instructions; one was preceded by 10 minutes of silence.
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IQ scores went up 8 to 10 points on average after listening to Mozart, but not after silence or relaxation instructions Listening: Mozart, sonata for two pianos, K. 448, movement 1
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Rauscher’s Hypothesis “We predict that music lacking complexity or which is repetitive may interfere with, rather than enhance, abstract reasoning.”
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The Mozart Effect: An Artifact of Preference,” Psychological Science , 1999 In the first trial 28 students listened to Mozart, K. 448 before being given a spatial-reasoning test, and 28 students listened to Schubert’s Fantasie in f minor, D. 940 before the test. All
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2010 for the course MUSIC 128 taught by Professor Bithell,d during the Fall '08 term at Berkeley.

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8.31 Mozart Effect - The Mozart-Effect Illustration by...

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