The Mozart Effect
September 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
We all realise how music can change your mood, regarding researches the effect of music is not just the change of the mood, music can also make you smarter and heal you.
Back in 1993, Frances H. Rauscher and her colleagues who were exposed to the first movement “allegro con spirito” of the Mozart Sonata KV 448 for Two Pianos in D major scored significantly higher on standardized tests of abstract/spatial reasoning ability than those who were instructed to relax or those who just sat there in silence.
No doubt listening to the music you like has a healing effect. Then does the music is directly making you smarter or the is there something specal about listening to classical music and not any other genre?
Mozart wrote more than six hundred major compositions during his lifetime, beginning at age five. The clarity, form, excellence of the performance, and frequency response have all gone into the selection of this special series of Mozart’s music. The music has been sequenced for different activities. Music containing high frequency for stimulating the auditory system in the brain has been selected based on the work of Dr. Tomatis. The relaxation albums are slower and do not include the higher frequencies. The selections have been sequenced according to key, tempo, and a variety of other psychological, physiological, and aesthetic factors to achieve a variety of auditory, physical, and emotional responses.
Music helps release the stress of being ill; it can vitalize, inspire, and reduce pain. The ear is essential for balance, language, expression, and spatial orientation. Music and rhythmic patterning are used extensively before and after surgery and for patients who have had strokes and head injuries.