Magic flout: new study nixes idea Mozart makes you smarter

"Those who listened to music, Mozart or something else -- Bach, Pearl Jam -- had better results than the silent group. But we already knew people perform better if they have a stimulus," head researcher Jakob Pietschnig told AFP.

(What about Bach AND Pearl Jam at the same time?)

Oh well, I guess Mozart's music is only good for its amazing beauty and complexity, its universal appeal, its tenderness, exuberance, soul rendering richness. How boring is that! 🙂

via AFP: Magic flout: new study nixes idea Mozart makes you smarter.

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3 comments for “Magic flout: new study nixes idea Mozart makes you smarter

  1. May 12, 2010 at

    I always doubted that Mozart's music, which I love, possessed some unique quality that made it, alone, the sole source of musical mental stimulation. I would recommend any number of classical composers, especially Bach and often be corrected by the person I was speaking to, including musicians who should have known better!
    I have no doubt that Classical, Jazz, and some Popular music has the ability to stimulate the intellect and increase mental focus as well as entertain. I come from a family of Italian Opera lovers, to whom music is as vital as air, and I am almost unnerved by the sound of a totally quiet room, especially if there's a good source of music available.
    I don't think the nearly constant exposure to classical music at home has hurt our son's development, since he recently graduated from college Summa Cum Laude with a Docoral Program awaiting him at Johns Hopkins University & Hospital. He had his favorite Bach album as an infant and would howl if I played anything different, except Mozart!. He likes Rock and Popular music, too, but now prefers total silence when he studies!
    My regards to all. Dalewild

    • May 12, 2010 at

      I think your son was/is very lucky to have parents like you.

  2. May 12, 2010 at

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