You surely remember the Mozart Effect craze – the notion that by playing Mozart or Beethoven for your unborn child will make them smarter. (If you haven’t read any articles on this topic in a couple of years, it’s not true, nothing of the sort happens.) NPR looks at where this research started, and how research can be so poorly interpreted. It began from a study done by a teacher on how music immediately impacts spatial intelligence. Her limited research revealed that listening to a little Mozart increased students spatial intelligence, but only for about 10-15 minutes.
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