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Unformatted text preview: Lucas Vascocu April 7, 2008 MUSN 290 001 Quiz 3: Mozart Effect Essay Neuroscientists have broadened their research into music and its role in the developing brain. The Mozart effect is theory by Alfred A. Tomatis that an increase in brain development occurs when listening to the music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The idea has been popularized in a book by Don Campbell who has based an experiment published in Nature suggesting that listening to Mozart temporarily boosts students IQ eight to nine points. Many more experiments have been conducted to test this idea. For example, Gordon Shaw and Frances Rauscher studied the effects on college students of listening to the first ten minutes of the Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major. They found a temporary enhancement of partial-temporal reasoning, measured by the Stanford- Binet IQ Test. Although some say that the Mozart effect lacks scientific proof, others find the Binet IQ Test....
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