Researchers have a coined a term called the “Mozart Effect”, which refers to the hypothesis that listening to classical music by composers like Mozart will make the listener smarter.
While this seems crazy, let us point out the fact that there's a farm in Italy where farmers play Mozart to cows for better milk. Seem crazy?
A study conducted by the University of California concluded that listening to Mozart actually helps the brain solve problems. The study took 36 students and had them complete a series of problems. A portion of students heard no music, some heard sounds that were meant to relax; the other portion of students heard Mozart. Of course, the students who were listening to Mozart scored better during the tests.
Whether or not Mozart helps the taste of milk is still in question. One thing is for certain, listening to classical music helps spatial-temporal reasoning performance. We should all be listening to Mozart before work or school!
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