Demystifying the mozart effect: Facts beyond the controversy

"Historically, humans have attributed music with power over emotions and talents. Recently, however, with the advent of modern technologies to study the brain, such as magnetic resonance, evoked potentials and electroencephalographic readings, the actual processing of music in the human brain a...

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Autores Principales: Talero-Gutiérrez C., Saade-Lemus S.
Formato: Capítulo de libro (Book Chapter)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: "Nova Science Publishers, Inc." 2018
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22904
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spelling ir-10336-229042020-06-03T22:15:07Z Demystifying the mozart effect: Facts beyond the controversy Talero-Gutiérrez C. Saade-Lemus S. Education Giftedness Intelligence Mozart effect Music "Historically, humans have attributed music with power over emotions and talents. Recently, however, with the advent of modern technologies to study the brain, such as magnetic resonance, evoked potentials and electroencephalographic readings, the actual processing of music in the human brain and its effects are increasingly available for study. Even though many studies have been conducted relating music to depression, dementia, epilepsy, palliative care, and even immunological response, one especial relation has caught the attention of both scientists and the general public: that of music and intelligence. Following the first research report of Rauscher and colleagues in 1993, describing an 8-9 increase in the Intelligence Coefficient score of college students exposed to Mozart music, a popular belief of Mozart's music as having an effect on general intelligence was formed. Although the original authors clearly stated the observed effect was temporal and did not include children as their study population, the marketing of classical music to parents consolidated as a strong sales business active up to this day. In this chapter we describe the general response to this socalled ""Mozart effect"" and explore the scientific literature supporting or debunking Rauscher's finding. Additionally, we recount the demonstrated positive effects of musical training as opposed to passive music listening. We come to the conclusion that listening to music does not improve general intelligence, whereas actually learning how to interpret music results in confirmed anatomical brain modifications and benefits in terms of intelligence, linguistic ability and memory. © 2018 Nova Science Publishers, Inc." 2018 2020-05-25T23:58:39Z info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22904 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf "Nova Science Publishers, Inc." instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Education
Giftedness
Intelligence
Mozart effect
Music
spellingShingle Education
Giftedness
Intelligence
Mozart effect
Music
Talero-Gutiérrez C.
Saade-Lemus S.
Demystifying the mozart effect: Facts beyond the controversy
description "Historically, humans have attributed music with power over emotions and talents. Recently, however, with the advent of modern technologies to study the brain, such as magnetic resonance, evoked potentials and electroencephalographic readings, the actual processing of music in the human brain and its effects are increasingly available for study. Even though many studies have been conducted relating music to depression, dementia, epilepsy, palliative care, and even immunological response, one especial relation has caught the attention of both scientists and the general public: that of music and intelligence. Following the first research report of Rauscher and colleagues in 1993, describing an 8-9 increase in the Intelligence Coefficient score of college students exposed to Mozart music, a popular belief of Mozart's music as having an effect on general intelligence was formed. Although the original authors clearly stated the observed effect was temporal and did not include children as their study population, the marketing of classical music to parents consolidated as a strong sales business active up to this day. In this chapter we describe the general response to this socalled ""Mozart effect"" and explore the scientific literature supporting or debunking Rauscher's finding. Additionally, we recount the demonstrated positive effects of musical training as opposed to passive music listening. We come to the conclusion that listening to music does not improve general intelligence, whereas actually learning how to interpret music results in confirmed anatomical brain modifications and benefits in terms of intelligence, linguistic ability and memory. © 2018 Nova Science Publishers, Inc."
format Capítulo de libro (Book Chapter)
author Talero-Gutiérrez C.
Saade-Lemus S.
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Saade-Lemus S.
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title Demystifying the mozart effect: Facts beyond the controversy
title_short Demystifying the mozart effect: Facts beyond the controversy
title_full Demystifying the mozart effect: Facts beyond the controversy
title_fullStr Demystifying the mozart effect: Facts beyond the controversy
title_full_unstemmed Demystifying the mozart effect: Facts beyond the controversy
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publisher "Nova Science Publishers, Inc."
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